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Crash Victim Egan Bernal Returns to Saddle on 'Happiest Day of my Life'

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Last Updated: March 28, 2022, 15:51 IST

Egan Bernal (Twitter)

Egan Bernal (Twitter)

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

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.

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first published:March 28, 2022, 15:51 IST
last updated:March 28, 2022, 15:51 IST
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