Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, 25, in intensive care following surgery after crashing bike into parked bus

TOUR de France winner Egan Bernal is in intensive care after crashing into a parked bus in training yesterday.

The Colombian has had emergency surgery but is in a stable condition after thecollision during a practice session in his home country yesterday.



Bernal, 25, was rushed to hospital for immediate treatment and was conscious upon arrival.

He has since undergone an operation in his spine as well as further treatment to repair fractures in his knee and right leg.

The Ineos rider also suffered a collapsed lung.

A team statement read: "He was accompanied to hospital by team medical staff and was conscious upon arrival.

"He is stable and undergoing further assessment."

He is being treated at Bogota's Clinica Universidad de La Sabana.

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A statement from the hospital revealed that the operation 'kept intact the neurological integrity and conserved the functionality of the segments involved'.

It then added: "We will wait for his progress over the next 72 hours in the Intensive Care Unit to see the response to the course of treatment established for this high-energy trauma.

"We have immediately begun the rehabilitation process to achieve the best possible results with our patient."

Bernal made history in 2019, when he became the youngest rider since 1909 to win the Tour de France aged just 22.

He then backed up that incredible result last year by winning the Giro D'Italia.

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