Egan Bernal says it will take a while 'to be pain-free again' as he continues recovery

The Colombian has revealed his problems have stemmed from having one leg longer than the other

Egan Bernal (Photo by Marco Bertorello - Pool/Getty Images)

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Egan Bernal has said it will take a while for him to be pain-free again, revealing the injury problems that forced him out of the 2020 Tour de France stem from him having one leg longer than the other, as he continues his rehabilitation with a view to returning to top form in 2021.

"I'm already thinking about next season. It's a pretty long recovery because basically, the problem I have is that I have one leg longer than the other and that's caused me to have scoliosis in my spine and a disc in the spine managed to puncture a nerve that supplies the gluteus and goes down to the leg," Bernal explained in an interview with ESPN.

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