AG2R cyclist Simon Gerrans is training on the road again after suffering a broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder in a crash in the Grand Prix d'Ouverture last month. Gerrans is very motivated to get back into the form that saw him win the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under in January, and will resume racing in Milano-Torino on March 4, then continue with the Giro della Provincia di Lucca (March 6) and Tirreno-Adriatico (March 8-14).
Gerrans' Irish teammate Philip Deignan, who also broke his right collarbone in the same race, resumed training on his home trainer last Wednesday. He still feels pain after the operation he had on February 1. He is currently in Ireland, and should be able to get back on the road within a week.
Finally, Estonian Erki Putsep, who crashed in the second stage of the Tour de Langkawi, is suffering back pains. It's uncertain whether he will take part in Classic Haribo this Sunday.
AG2R for Tour du Haut Var (Feb. 18): Sylvain Calzati, Cyril Dessel, Hubert Dupont, Stéphane Goubert, Julien Loubet Laurent Mangel, Christophe Moreau, Christophe Riblon, D.S.: Vincent Lavenu.
Classic Haribo (Feb. 19): Renaud Dion, Yuriy Krivtsov, Laurent Mangel, Lloyd Mondory, Jean-Patrick Nazon, Mark Scanlon, Alexandre Usov, Erki Putsep or Sylvain Calzati. D.S.: Gilles Mas
Vuelta Comunidad Valenciana (Feb. 21-25): José-Luis Arrieta, Mikel Astarloza, Cyril Dessel, Yuriy Krivtsov, Christophe Moreau, Samuel Dumoulin , Stéphane Goubert, David Navas. D.S.: Julien Jurdie.