Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

Colombia’s Rad-Star Began Vernal has seriously injured in an accident in his homeland. The Giro winner collided with a coach.

Began Vernal lay pain plagued on the asphalt, the large dent at the rear of the car parked in front of him witnessed from the immense force of the impact, the worried looks of his teammates were badly guessed. The reigning Giro winner and former Tour DE-France Champion has gained serious injury during a training crash in his home state of Colombia. The hoped-for return to France tour in summer is currently hardly imaginable.

The list of pressures reads terrible: The 25-year-old from Team Ines Grenadiers suffered fractures on a swirl, on the right thigh, on the right kneecap and at several ribs and a violation of the lungs. In two operations, the right leg were fixed and the fluid fraction stabilized. Vernal’s condition is stable, but it is located for observation on the intensive care unit in the nearby Bogotá University Clinic La Sabina.

The accident had occurred in the Gachancipa, which is located around 30 km from the capital Bogotá. According to local transport authorities, Vernal bounced on a bus when the vehicle stopped at a stop. In social networks circulated photos of the accident site.

On the net Vernal reached a wave of solidarity. Even Colombia’s President Iván Duque expressed himself, sent to Twitter’s recovery requests on our beloved Champion Evan Vernal. Many driver colleagues like his compatriots Rigoberto Drano and Near Quinton, the Spanish ex-world champion Alejandro Valverde or the German tour stage winner Simon Asks pressed the thumbs for a successful healing process and a soon comeback on the bike.

Vernal return still completely open

The crash throws vernal in the objective for the upcoming season. When he can sit again in the racing saddle, is open. Vernal had announced great goals at the beginning of the year. He wool to return to the tour, he said after the extension of his contract with Ines Grenadiers by 2026.

Vernal was 2020 a year after his success in yellow for the last time at the France tour. However, because of a back injury, he had to give up prematurely and thus buried his hopes for successful title defense. Last year, Vernal renounced a start at the Grand Bouclé, instead started at the Giro d’Italia – and won this for the first time.


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His focus wanted to go back to the Tour de France until his accident. I signed for the best years of my life, said Vernal in the announcement of further cooperation with his team. Instead, he is probably the worst race in the fight for the comeback.

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