Team CSC has decided at the last minute to ride the Bayern Rundfahrt, which starts May 28, and plans to send Stuart O'Grady and Bradley McGee, both of whom broke collarbones in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia.
According to the race organisers, CSC asked if it could participate and the race management gladly accepted the Danish ProTour team.
Uwe Peschel, a former Gerolsteiner rider who is now the sports director for the Bayern Rundfahrt, explained how the two could start racing again so soon after surgery. "A plate is inserted in the shoulder for a broken collarbone. When there are no complications, then the rider can usually start racing again pretty quickly."
CSC becomes the sixth ProTour team in the race, along with High Road, Gerolsteiner, Milram, Credit Agricole and Bouygues Telecom.(SW)