The Colombian Egan BernHe had to withdraw from the 2020 Tour de France due to back discomfort.
His body already warned him, when in the important stages of the Tour he could not perform at the level expected losing up to 27 minutes in a stage regarding the winner.
In statements collected by Brand, Bernal explains what happened:
«I feel good, it is a somewhat complicated injury, but we are working very hard to be at the level that I should be next year.
With the whole team of doctors we were watching, doing many tests and trying to find out where that pain comes from«, Explained the cyclist in Signal Colombia during the transmission of the Vuelta a Colombia.
«During the quarantine, so many hours on the roller and then going from zero to the intensity of the races in France before the Tour, I think that caused the nerve that is puncturing a disc of the vertebra to become a little irritated and then that's where the pain comes from », said a Bernal who knew that back pain was already present before starting the Tour de France.
Also, this back pain is a problem that has dragged on since he started riding a bike:
“Pain is really something very old, last year during the Tour I won, the first year I ran the Tour and since when I was doing Mountain Bike, I had always had a pain there«.
Egan is already working out in the gym
On his Instagram account, Egan is already showing that he is working out on the gym, a sign that he is on the right track
See this post on Instagram