Although abandoning last week's International Bayern Rundfahrt due to recurring back problems, Team CSC's Matti Breschel says he's hopeful of a more successful return to racing at the end of this week, with part of his team heading Stateside to compete in the Commerce Bank Triple Crown.
The 21 year-old Dane broke his back in March with the Bayern Rundfahrt Breschel's first race since the accident, which may have been too much of a shock to his system: "My back started hurting and I had a talk with sports director Dan Frost about it. We agreed that it wasn't worth risking it so I abandoned," Breschel explained on team-csc.com.
"But now, I've been taking it easy for a couple of days, and I actually think it's going quite well again. I think maybe my back just needs to get used to being back in business again and it will be okay.
"I'm going to the States and then I'll just take one day at a time and see how it goes," he continued, who, along with seven of his team-mates, is doing the CSC Invitational, Lancaster Classics, Reading Classics and Philadelphia Int. Championship in the period between June 3-11.
The rest of the team going to the United States is: Kasper Klostergaard, Michael Blaudzun, Lars Michaelsen, Martin Pedersen, Andrea Peron, Bobby Julich as well as Luke Roberts, who is fresh off his third place overall in the Bayern Rundfahrt.