'I had a lot of confidence': Egan Bernal 'very sad' after roundabout crash rules him out of Giro d'Italia 2019

The Colombian apparently crashed on a slippery roundabout during a training ride

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Egan Bernal has said he is "very sad" after crashing during a training ride and breaking his collarbone, ruling him out of the Giro d'Italia 2019.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Colombian's sadness that he will not take up team leadership responsibilities for Team Ineos at the first Grand Tour of the season, after a Paris-Nice victory and a strong Volta a Catalunya followed his impressive debut Tour de France last year.

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