As reported by the newspaper cyclingnews, the Colombian Egan Bernal He is going to recover from his discomfort so he can focus on 2021.
The decision, which Cyclingnews has confirmed through various sources, has the consequence that the Colombian does not participate in the Tour of Spain (from October 20 to November 8).
Everyone was looking forward to his participation in the Vuelta after he left the Tour de France before stage 17.
Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz leading the team on the lap
This decision by Bernal confirms the leadership in the Vuelta de sera para Chris Froome y Richard Carapaz.
Other names that are considered to be in the round are Andrey Amador, Sebastian Henao, Ivan Sosa or Christian Knees
The Tour, Bernal's last test of the year
The 23-year-old started the race with number 1, but had trouble keeping up with the best climbers.
Then already had to leave due to a back injury that arose in the run-up to the race.
Bernal has focused on his recovery instead of returning as soon as possible to compete. He has recently been to Germany for a bike-fit session on the bike and is also working out in the gym.
Despite Bernal's absence, the Ineos will still arrive at the Vuelta hoping to build a great team consistent to fight for victory.