The winner of the 2019 Tour de France and the 2021 Giro d’Italia, Egan Bernal, was forced to withdraw from the 2023 Volta a Catalunya due to a tangle with the Spanish David González of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, during the sixth stage between Martorelli and Molins de Rei, played this Saturday, March 25.
“Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) had to withdraw from the competition, after suffering a fall”, revealed the journalist Jhon Jaime Osorio, in the middle of the transmission of the main signal and HD2 of Caracol Televisión and the Caracol portal Sports (https://sports.caracoltv.com/deportes-en-vivo).
“It has been a stage with news. Egan Bernal got tangled up with David González, the man who is part of the ranks of the Caja Rural, both went to the floor; the latter rejoined the group and was able to continue without major inconvenience, while the Colombian withdrew for safety, informed the team, for taking care of him, checking him and that he does not have any serious injuries,” reported Jaime Osorio.
After the incident, the Ineos Grenadiers delivered the report of what happened with the Colombian rider. “Egan Bernal was transferred to a local hospital after leaving stage 6 of the Volta a Catalunya, where the images showed no signs of fractures. Further medical evaluation will continue over the next few days and the treatment of the skin wounds he suffered, ”wrote the British squad on their social networks.
Egan, who was competing in his first test after his abandonment in the 2023 Vuelta a San Juan, had been doing a gregarious job, standing out at the front of the peloton depending on his teammates in order to pick up the pace and add kilometers in his legs.
In the same way, the official account of the Tour of Catalonia 2023 released some details and confirmed that in evidence the ‘young wonder’ will not continue to see action, with a single fraction left to go, which will be this Sunday, March 26. , lowering the curtain of a new edition, in which Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) and Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick Step), gave us emotion.
“Egan Bernal abandons the 102nd edition of the Tour of Catalonia, after suffering a fall. A lot of strength Egan”, were the words they wrote on the official Twitter account, accompanied by a photograph of the man born in Zipaquirá and who already knows what is to win a Tour de France and a Giro d’Italia. As expected, his followers also sent him a message.
Likewise, the portal specialized in cycling, ‘ProCyclingStast’, gave details of the matter. There, it was learned that everything happened with 90 kilometers to go. Four riders were involved in this accident, but the most affected were Egan Bernal and David González. After what happened, the Colombian cyclist got up and tried to continue in the race, but could not.
In the same report on that website, it was stated that, despite the efforts of the ‘young wonder’, INEOS Grenadiers told him not to continue. That was how, with 79 kilometers to go before the finish line, they decided for him to set foot on land and retire from the competition, ending the national runner’s dream of finishing the 2023 Tour of Catalonia, which was one of his goals.
Let’s remember that the Zipaquireño cyclist is scheduled to run the Tour of the Basque Country (Itzulia), a test that will begin on April 3 in Spanish territory.
Source: Agencias de Prensa y sitios web de ciclismo