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Cancellara satisfied with return to racing in Bayern Rundfahrt

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 24, 2012, 11:50 BST,
Updated:
May 24, 2012, 12:52 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Thursday, May 24, 2012
Race:
Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stage 1

RadioShack-Nissan rider out nearly two months with shattered collarbone

Fabian Cancellara has finally returned to racing, more than seven weeks after suffering a quadruple fracture of the right collarbone. The RadioShack-Nissan rider said that he was “satisfied” with his performance in the Bayern Rundfahrt, where he finished at the rear of the 125-rider strong group with the same time as winner Alessandro Petacchi.

On April 1, the four-time World time trial champion crashed over a bidon in the Tour of Flanders. His return to racing took longer than expected.

“I feel normal now. I expected that some time would need to go by, maybe two or three days of racing before I would feel ok, but in general I’m good,” Cancellara said on the team's website. “The climb was really hard but I’m happy to be back in the environment of a race and cycling in general.

“For sure I suffered because of so many weeks without the intensity of racing. And I know small things will affect me for a while, but this is normal as I get back into the rhythm of racing. I’m satisfied.”

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