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Duggan talks about his recovery

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Cycling News
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April 28, 2008, 0:00 BST,
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April 20, 2009, 21:28 BST
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Latest Cycling News, April 28, 2008

Timmy Duggan of Team Slipstream is recovering from his crash in the third stage of the Tour de...

Timmy Duggan of Team Slipstream is recovering from his crash in the third stage of the Tour de Georgia, even if he doesn't remember anything about it. "That was one of those race days I'd just as soon forget. Which, fortunately, is turning out to be pretty easy to do," he wrote on the team's website, slipstreamsports.com. "All I know is I woke up sometime that night in a strange bed wondering what the heck happened, where I was, and why I was so sore. Never a great sign, by the way."

He suffered a broken collarbone and scapula, as well as head injuries, and underwent surgery on his collarbone. Since then, he followed the remainder of the Tour from his hospital bed. "It's not been much fun, I can assure you. Especially when you add the fact that it will be pretty difficult in my current condition for me to start my biggest event of the season, the Giro d'Italia. That makes things feel even worse. But if I have learned anything from cycling, it's that to enjoy the highs in sport and in life, you have to endure the low points as well."

The 25 year-old thanked his family, friends and fans for their support, and said, "I also want to assure everybody that I am healthy and will be back racing at 100% very soon and that there is nothing to worry about!"(SW)

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