Gerdemann on the bike again

Linus Gerdemann of Team High Road is riding again, but not even starting to think about racing yet....

Linus Gerdemann of Team High Road is riding again, but not even starting to think about racing yet. The 25 year-old suffered two broken bones and torn knee ligaments when he crashed in the time trial of Tirenno-Adriatico.

The winner of a stage in the 2007 Tour de France wore yellow jersey for one day, but now feels that his chances of starting this year's Tour are small. "More realistic is certainly a start in the Olympic Games in Beijing," he told dpa.

Currently he is only just starting to train again. "I can now ride for about four hours a day, but pretty slowly, about 28 km/h. After training my knee still swells and hurts sometimes, so I really can't say when I might race again." (SW)

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