Team CSC's Matti Breschel will contest today's Gent-Wevelgem, despite almost breaking his elbow at the weekend's Ronde van Vlaanderen. The Danish rider has been training since the weekend's accident and believes is ready to return to competition.
"I've been out riding my bike for three hours today, just to warm up the body: there are no problems," Breschel said in his diary on www.feltet.dk. "I tried to test myself a little on the cobble stones. It still hurt a little, but I'm convinced that I'll be ready, and luckily there are not that many cobble stones in Gent-Wevelgem."
The crash at the weekend's race occurred due to nerves and the craziness of the Oude Kwaremont area, according to the rider.
"The arm is sore and got a lot of scratches, but I've received plenty of treatment today and some of the swelling is already gone," he added. "So there are no problems at all. I'll be ready for Wednesday."