Seeing him back in the pro peloton felt like a win. It’s hard to imagine that seven months ago, Egan his Bernal broke just about every bone he could break on his ride in training. “I’ve been waiting for this moment,” said Bernal after his comeback in Denmark.
The first stage of the Tour of Denmark was tough for the sprinters. Egan Bernal was the last to let go. He crossed his line at the finish 2:06 behind him from the winner, but played a role in leading the pack to his Koge along the way (pictured).
Looking back at photos of Bernal in January when he was lying in a hospital bed in Colombia, barely able to show with his fingers that he was okay, his entry into Denmark could almost be called a miracle. I notice something.
“After what happened to me, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for,” Bernal said after the finish.
“I am very happy to be racing again. I want to give my best to this Tour of Denmark and help the team.
“I almost died, but I thank God for giving me this ordeal.”
With a quick return to the peloton, Bernal has also shown that he is not only physically strong. Mentally, you must also disconnect from what is appropriate. And that was confirmed by Colombian sports director Gabriel Rush on Tuesday.
“Egan is not complaining. There is nothing negative about him.”