Egan Bernal's terrible and possibly career ending crash last week has brought back many memories of riders who were never the same after a similar 'misfortune'. Ed Hood takes a look at the riders whose cycling careers were cut short due to an accident.
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Egan Bernal hit a parked bus during a training session in Colombia on Monday. The exact condition of the INEOS Grenadiers rider was at first unclear, police said he only suffered minor injuries. We now know he suffered a fractured vertebrae, a fractured right femur, a fractured right patella, chest trauma, a punctured lung and several fractured ribs in the crash.
Bookshelf: As we all know, Europe is the Promised Land of Cycling and as a professional athlete if you want to make it big you need to make it there. 2019 saw a Colombian, Egan Bernal, victorious, and a fascinating book, “The Big Climb,” recounts the ups and downs of a South American country's love affair with pro racing.
The 2021 Giro d'Italia lived up to all our hopes and even though the pink jersey was on the shoulders of Egan Bernal from stage 9 to the finish, the race lost no excitement. Ed Hood was glued to his TV set to give us his Giro final summing up.
The final tough week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia could have brought pitfalls for Egan Bernal, but the Colombian showed maturity beyond his years. Having the strongest team in the race was obviously a big help, but Bernal still had turn the pedals. Spencer Martin gives us his final 'Giro Breakdown'.
Filippo Ganna topped and tailed this Giro with wins in the first and last stages. Egan Bernal finished the final time trial stage safely to win the 2021 Giro d'Italia ahead of Damiano Caruso. The top four on GC didn't change, the top 10 had a couple of upsets.
With a very brave attack, second overall Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) won stage 20, the last mountain stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) finished second on the stage to guarantee his final overall win, barring accidents, after Sunday's time trial.
The battle for the 2021 giro d'Italia is far from over. Simon Yates (BikeExchange) attacked on the final climb of the Alpe di Mera for the stage win and took back time on overall leader, Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers). Yates is now 20 seconds from second placed Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and 2:49 on Bernal.