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There is something strange with how fast he is back on the bike. It makes very little sense to me.

But when i look for actual facts around his injury i get mixed results. Some say collapsed lung and many broken ribs, others say broken femur and others say muscle trauma and broken kneecap.

Can anyone confirm, either by team-statement, hospital-statement or Bernal himself what injuries he actually suffered.

I am not trying to play it down, I am just too amazed that he is back on the bike.
 
There is something strange with how fast he is back on the bike. It makes very little sense to me.

But when i look for actual facts around his injury i get mixed results. Some say collapsed lung and many broken ribs, others say broken femur and others say muscle trauma and broken kneecap.

Can anyone confirm, either by team-statement, hospital-statement or Bernal himself what injuries he actually suffered.

I am not trying to play it down, I am just too amazed that he is back on the bike.
With the whole media circus around it I'm kinda sceptical it was as bad as they made it out to be
 
Cyrille Guimard aka the famous French directeur sportif of the Renault cycling team in the 1980's & former rider himself in the 1970's (multiple stage wins in the Tour) expressed doubts about the severity of Bernal's injuries in his recent column in cyclismactu.net: Chronique - Guimard : «Netflix sur le Tour de France ? J'aurais dit non» (cyclismactu.net)

Egan Bernal fait des progrès fulgurants depuis quelques semaines, on se demande comment il fait pour être déjà sur son vélo...
Alors ça, je ne comprends pas. Est-ce qu'il y a eu une sur-communication sur les blessures ? Je ne sais pas... Il faut tellement se méfier de ce qui est dit. Après, il avait deux milliards de fractures et un mois après, il faisait du vélo. Si vous prenez Evenepoel, qui n'avait qu'une seule fracture, au bout d'un mois, il commençait seulement à poser le pied par terre. Pareil pour Froome, qui n'a jamais réussi à remettre en route. Je me pose des questions, mais le plus important, c'est qu'il retrouve ses qualités d'avant l'accident. Quelle est la vérité par rapport à ce qu'on a entendu. Quelle était la vraie nature des blessures ? C'est de la communication, il ne faut pas se leurrer.

So no one here needs to feel bad about having similar thoughts. You're not alone.
 
Those pesky latinos and their immoral ways, having a crash, pretending it was very bad..just to recover later. UCI must intervene fast, otherwise cycling as we know it and love it will be dead. You dont want to get to the point Africans and Asians decide they want part of the pie too.