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Egan Bernal out of Colombian national championships due to knee injury

Egan Bernal’s Vuelta a San Juan abandon ‘won’t change plans’ for season ahead

Egan Bernal has pulled out of this weekend’s Colombian national road race championships admitting his knee injury is still a concern, as he prepares to travel to Europe for a key part of his 2023 season.  

The Ineos Grenadiers rider was due to ride the time trial event on Thursday but could only watch on from the roadside and join the podium ceremony as Miguel Angel Lopez (Team Medellin) was a surprise winner on the hilly parcours. Lopez beat teammate Walter Vargas by 1:12, with former Astana rider Rodrigo Contreras third at 2:08.  

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