Lars Boom will ride the Dutch cyclo-cross championship on Sunday to defend his national title, even through his left elbow still isn't fully healed from injuries suffered last month..
The Rabobank rider injured his elbow in a crash at a race in Loenhout on December 30. It subsequently became infected and he was in hospital last weekend to have the wound cleaned and to undergo an antibiotics treatment.
Things are getting better, but he still doesn't have full use of the arm. "For example, I can't pull well, but I still want to defend my title," he said on the team's website, rabosport.nl.(SW)