Egan Bernal has been involved in an accident while out training at home in Colombia.
He was taken to hospital in Bogota where he is said to be in a stable condition undergoing further assessment.
A photograph taken at the scene shows the rider on the floor being attended to behind the parked bus he collided with while surrounded by team-mates.
#ATENCION | 🚴♂️🇨🇴🙏🏻🙏🏻 Egan Bernal acaba de sufrir un fuerte accidente con un bus en la vía a Gachancipá. Las primeras informaciones indican que no está herido de gravedad…Información en desarrollo…#URGENTE #EganBernal #Ciclismo #Colombia pic.twitter.com/rv9emozUYlJanuary 24, 2022
A video has also emerged showing the scene, with Bernal lying still on the floor in the aftermath of the accident. Marca has reported Bernal has suffered a broken femur and kneecap.
#Video #FuerzaEgan 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/NDSZ0689RfJanuary 24, 2022
"The Ineos Grenadiers can confirm Egan Bernal has been taken to hospital following a training accident in Colombia this morning," the team said in a statement.
"Bernal, who is at a Team training camp near his hometown, was accompanied to hospital by Team medical staff and was conscious upon arrival. He is stable and undergoing further assessment.
"The Team will provide an update on Egan's condition in due course."
The 25-year-old had been set to begin his season at the Tour de La Provence on February 10 followed by the UAE Tour ten days later.
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