Egan Bernal will not race again in 2020, meaning he will miss the Vuelta a Espana.
The 2019 Tour winner confirmed that he will not compete again this year and is focusing on next season.
“I will not participate in competitions this season,” Bernal wrote. “After the health problems I had during the Tour, I am now 100% focused on my recovery and my return in 2021,” he says. “I’ve had a difficult time, but this has also given me motivation to work even harder to feel good on the bike again.”
Bernal left the Tour de France early last month due to problems with his knee and back. Bernal will not ride the Vuelta a Espana as Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz will be the leaders in the Spanish Grand Tour for Ineos Grenadiers.