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Teams & Riders The official Egan Bernal is the new Egan Bernal thread

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Amazing to see this! Take as much time as you need to Bernal!

There is a cane in that picture that should be noted as well, whatever that may or not mean.





BINGO

non load bearing training is good for him as part of his PT regimen and fitness but it is evident he still carries issues with walking. Still, It's quite encouraging to see him optimistic about his chances to return this year (doubtful)
 
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I just heard yesterday from a a news media outlet in Colombia that Bernal will travel to Europe in a few weeks to assess his recovery. Specifically to France where Ineos have some experts in the matter.

Maybe they are worried that he is going to fast. But what about the trip?? LOL.

Anyway, his progression looks promising nevertheless.
 
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I just heard yesterday from a a news media outlet in Colombia that Bernal will travel to Europe in a few weeks to assess his recovery. Specifically to France where Ineos have some experts in the matter.

Maybe they are worried that he is going to fast. But what about the trip?? LOL.

Anyway, his progression looks promising nevertheless.

I doubt he'll have to worry about the legroom in Economy class ;)
 
So how do professional cycling contracts work? If Bernal were not to race all season, would he still be paid? Does he have to have so many race days to meet the terms of his contract? Do teams routinely carry insurance on riders in case they are hurt and need to be paid even though they don't have any results?
I assume it varies on your importance to the team, but what about the superstars like Bernal? I would assume there might be a standard approach for them?

It really doesn't seem likely that he could be competitive this season, but who knows ... maybe he is the real superman.
 
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So how do professional cycling contracts work? If Bernal were not to race all season, would he still be paid? Does he have to have so many race days to meet the terms of his contract? Do teams routinely carry insurance on riders in case they are hurt and need to be paid even though they don't have any results?
I assume it varies on your importance to the team, but what about the superstars like Bernal? I would assume there might be a standard approach for them?

It really doesn't seem likely that he could be competitive this season, but who knows ... maybe he is the real superman.

Yes, he will still be paid. I don't know if they have an insurance.
 
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Yes, he will still be paid. I don't know if they have an insurance.
Holm spoke about in a recent podcast than teams legally can reduce the wage by 50% (or something similar) for riders who haven't been available for 3 months or so. Cant remember the exact specifics, but it was discussed due to the Bennett-incident last year where Lefevre wanted to charge him, but apparently couldn't since he was writing EC or some other race.
 
Holm spoke about in a recent podcast than teams legally can reduce the wage by 50% (or something similar) for riders who haven't been available for 3 months or so. Cant remember the exact specifics, but it was discussed due to the Bennett-incident last year where Lefevre wanted to charge him, but apparently couldn't since he was writing EC or some other race.

Yes, but that was a different case where they wanted to get rid of him. I doubt Ineos would antagonise Bernal like that.
 
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Good to see him making progress… :)

I wish Egan a good recovery, so that he can win the Vuelta as soon as possible.

Afterwards, he, IMHO, should concentrate on one-day races. If he wins Vuelta, it cannot get any better in stage races. So he should try to win Liege and Lombardia.

He has an impressive palmares in the monuments already: rode three times Lombardia, and finished (2017-2019) in ranks 13, 12 and 3. That shows that he has been (and hopefully is) a potential winner of Liege and Lombardia.
 
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