Training is supposed to be fun and enduring, but for the Ineos Grenadiers Team, it turned out to be disastrous. Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz were enjoying routine training in Colombia when they almost got rammed in by a reckless driver that was on the wrong side of the road.
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The reckless driver was aiming to overtake a van and nearly missed the riders, there were no injuries reported but this kind of reckless action has only been mounting up. The British UCI Team has been training together and carefully avoiding traffic and animals. Although this was a close call, it could happen again.
The video of the team avoiding the accident has been captured by Karol David Torres who is also the owner of the Karolo a Rueda. His company is responsible for assisting teams with technical support while training in Colombia.
Esto ocurrió en el último entrenamiento del @INEOSGrenadiers en Colombia. Un auto rebasa justo antes de entrar a la curva y a pesar de la doble línea amarilla. Un imprudente se pudo llevar por delante a @RichardCarapazM, @Eganbernal o cualquier ciclista del mundo 😠 pic.twitter.com/SoeVrhWwJH
— Santiago Guerrero (@guerrerosanti7) January 18, 2022
This is not the only set of accidents that the British Team witnessed, they were also ambushed by an aggressive dog, this happened the exact same day when they almost got hit by the car.
Ineos Grenadiers Mini Training Camp is currently located in the Cundinamarca region of Colombia. This is the first time there were accidents during the training camps, one of the famous examples is the great crash of Giant-Alpecin in 2016.
The schedule for Bernal and Carapaz is jam-packed, Bernal will kick-start his 2022 campaign with the Tour de la Provence which is slated for February 10 in France. Carapaz on the other hand will be targeting the Giro d’Italia again.
We wish Ineos Grenadiers a successful training camp in Colombia, and can’t wait to see their performance in the upcoming season.
Featured Image Via Instagram/eganbernal