2022 was the most difficult year of the career of Egan Bernal. On January 24, the Colombian cyclist had a very serious accident on the roads of Gachancipá (Cundinamarca), while preparing the start of his season.
While training for a time trial, Bernal collided with a parked bus and suffered multiple fractures, raising fears not only for his career, but for his life.
However, after almost eight months of recovery, Egan returned to compete in the Tour of Denmark, which he did not finish. He will not work the Tour of Germany or the Giro della Toscana either. His last race of 2022 was on September 15, when he finished 28th in the Coppa Sabbattini.
2022 was not easy personally for Egan Bernal either
The year was not only difficult because of the accident. Personally, Egan also suffered complicated situations. To his mom Flor Marina Gomez, She was diagnosed with breast cancer and must undergo chemotherapy treatment.
In addition, Egan criticized him a lot for his political stances during the run-up to the presidential elections. The champion of the 2019 Tour de France and the 2021 Giro d’Italia took a stand in favor of Federico Gutierrez and then, of rodolfo hernandez, which will be followed by a strong cheer from the followers of Gustavo Petro, who, in the end, was elected president.
After the elections, Egan lowered his profile and dedicated himself to how his preparation for the 2023 season is going. Of course, it transpired, a few days ago, that he had undergone rhinoplasty, to correct an obstructive nasal pathology.
After experiencing the most difficult year of his life, Egan published this Saturday, the last day of 2022, a couple of photographs on his Instagram account, in which he is seen wearing the Ineos uniform, standing with his arms outstretched. High or tall.
The images, one with glasses and the other without them, are accompanied by a short sentence, which is quite an outlet after the difficult moments he had to face this year: «2022: you couldn’t with me,» he wrote.