André Greipel is slowly recovering from shoulder surgery and is riding a stationary bike. The Team Columbia-Highroad sprinter crash in the Tour Down Under last month.
The 26-year-old German underwent surgery the end of January for a dislocated shoulder, torn tendon and chipped bone.
His right arm must be kept totally quiet for another month, but he can work on his legs and is already putting in the first kilometres on his stationary bike.
"It makes me hope that I can get out in the fresh air on my bike as soon as possible," Greipel said on his website.
On Friday, he is to travel to the hospital in Hamburg, Germany, for an examination. If the report is good, then he can start with rehabilitation. (SW)