Egan Bernal has suffered further disruption to his season, with Ineos Grenadiers confirming that he will not line up at Paris-Nice in early March.
Bernal injured his knee in a crash at the Vuelta a San Juan in January, forcing an early exit from the Argentine race before having to forgo last week’s Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol.
Bernal had then been expected to make his European season debut at Paris-Nice, and was even unveiled as one of the star riders by the race itself on Thursday.
However, Ineos Grenadiers’ deputy team principal Rod Ellingworth confirmed on Friday that the 2019 Tour de France winner will not be at the ‘Race to the Sun’.
“We’re not sure when he’s going to race next,” Ellingworth added.
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