By Susan Westemeyer
Two team Gerolsteiner riders suffered horrifying crashes in Saturday's Milan-San Remo, with David Kopp left laying on the pavement while Andrea Moletta crashed into a stone wall and lamp post. Kopp is already back in action, while Moletta is still in the hands of the doctors.
"David is doing already fine again," Gerolsteiner spokesman Jörg Grünefeld told Cyclingnews. "He still looks like a unfortunate sparring partner of Mike Tyson but he will start Wednesday at Dwaars door Vlaanderen."
Teammate Moletta wasn't so lucky. He was operated on Tuesday afternoon, having a metal plate put into his right thigh.
"The doctors said before the operation they can not give any forecasts concerning his comeback. But Andrea said already a few times to Christian Henn that he will start at the Vuelta," added Grünefeld.