Bernal looking on the bright side

26 Mar 2018

Bernal looking on the bright side

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Egan Bernal is looking on the bright side after crashing out on the final day at the Volta a Catalunya.

The young Colombian impressed in Spain and was sat second overall when he was caught up in a late crash on Sunday’s final stage. 

And tests have confirmed that the 21 year old has suffered clavicular and scapular fractures.

Speaking to TeamSky.com, Egan said: “Obviously I’m a little disappointed because it could have been my first WorldTour podium and I’m sad because I felt really good and strong until the last day. But the team gave me so much confidence throughout the race and my teammates did a great job all week. That’s left me really happy.

“I already feel a little better today and I feel relatively good, because it was a strong blow and I know it could have been a lot worse.

“It’s important to think positively now and prepare myself for my next block of racing. I don’t know exactly how long the recovery period will be but at the moment I’m focusing on resting and recovering well.”

Team Sky Doctor Iñigo Sarriegui confirmed Egan’s injuries.

He said: “Egan obviously took a heavy impact on his shoulder and we wanted to make sure we took time to get that properly checked out. 

“Unfortunately, he has sustained a clavicular and small scapular fracture and so we’ll be making sure we get specialist opinion on the best next steps for Egan’s recovery and rehabilitation.”
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