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Boogerd next on comeback trail?

By:
Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Published:
September 11, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:49 BST
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Latest Cycling News, September 11, 2008

Afetr Lance Armstrong, Michael Boogerd is the next retired cyclist to consider making a comeback....

Afetr Lance Armstrong, Michael Boogerd is the next retired cyclist to consider making a comeback. The Dutchman would consider a return to the peloton if he can find a team, he told De Telegraaf newspaper.

"This option has gone through my head a couple of times in recent days," he said. "I have trained a lot the last few weeks and am only one kilo over my riding weight. Plus there is a bitter aftertaste about the way I had to stop."

Boogerd, 36, had planned to retire last season after the Giro di Lombardia, but suffered a knee injury in a training crash in early October.

Most recently, the Dutchman announced that he was leaving his communications job at sponsor Rabobank. and would look to "orient myself in other directions." He is also said to go through a difficult phase on a personal level.

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