Colombia’s 2019 Tour de France champion Egan Bernal was back on a bike, two months after hitting a bus at speed in an accident from which he was lucky to escape with his life.
The 25-year-old who was left nursing multiple broken bones has made a remarkable recovery and posted a photo of him back in the saddle on Instagram.
He is seen wearing his Ineos team colours riding a bike with two others.
“The happiest day of my life. After two months and 20 broken bones here I am again and I want more!" he wrote.
The 2019 Tour de France and 2021 Giro d’Italia champion hit a stationary bus at full speed on January 24 riding at 62kph (35.5 mph).
Bernal has said he “almost died" after smashing into the bus. The 25-year-old broke 11 ribs, a knee cap, a thigh bone, two vertebrae and a thumb, as well as puncturing both lungs.