No comeback for Egan Bernal at this week's Vuelta a Burgos

Vuelta Espana 2021 - 76th Edition - 17th stage Unquera - Lagos de Covadonga 185,8 km - 01/09/2021 - Egan Bernal (COL - Ineos Grenadiers) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) last raced at the 2021 Vuelta a España (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The highly-anticipated return to racing for Egan Bernal is still up in the air as Ineos Grenadiers did not place the Colombian climber on its roster for the Vuelta a Burgos this week. He has not raced yet this year, having suffered major injuries in a training ride crash on January 24, 11 days after turning 25.

A report in La Gazzetta dello Sport in early July suggested that Bernal would be part of the Ineos team for the early August ProSeries event in Spain. However, Ineos Grenadiers announced their squad on Monday and it does not include the 2021 Giro d’Italia winner. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).