Egan Bernal has nose operation to help 'air passage' ahead of 2023

Procedure not thought to be connected to the life-threatening crash which affected Colombian last year

Egan Bernal nose
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Egan Bernal has had nose surgery ahead of the 2023 season, in order to improve the "passage of air".

The Ineos Grenadiers rider has been pictured with plasters on his nose in recent weeks, and Colombian media, followed by VeloNews, reported that doctors had confirmed that he had received an operation to treat a deviated septum in December.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.