Linus Gerdemann of Team High Road has had to cancel his planned appearance in the Bayern Rundfahrt this week. The 25 year-old is still recovering from injuries suffered in a crash in the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial. He had hoped to be able to start in the Bayern Rundfahrt as preparation for the Tour de France, but told the dpa press agency "It doesn't make any sense right now. I am not ready for it."
Instead, Gerdemann will undergo further examinations of his knee, since he continues to have pain in it. His next planned start is the Ster Elektrotoer, as of June 17. As for the Tour de France, he said, "The possibility that I will start has not yet been entirely eliminated, but it is pretty unlikely."(SW)