Baguet's spring classics not in danger

"Serge was extremely happy to be walking out of the physio's practice yesterday evening, instead of...

"Serge was extremely happy to be walking out of the physio's practice yesterday evening, instead of limping," Serge Baguet's wife Sandra told Cyclingnews this morning.

After a heavy crash in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco had jeopardised the rest of his spring campaign, Serge has high hopes that he'll be ready for the Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. "In Amstel he won't be riding for the win, but at least he'll be there, he was hoping for that at least," said Sandra.

"Serge was in serious pain after that crash, especially his knee was hurting badly. X-rays revealed an accumulation of blood behind the knee cap and later he was diagnosed with a blocked meniscus. The physiotherapist de-blocked it yesterday evening and he went straight on the home-trainer to loosen things up.

"Today he'll do three hours on it if he can. Serge felt pretty sore still this morning, but if you see that he lost skin all over his body, it's normal to expect stiffness of the muscles."

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