By Susan Westemeyer
T-Mobile's mountain ace Giuseppe Guerini crashed on a climb on Friday in the Rothaus Regio-Tour, and after a quick treatment from the team doctor, finished the stage, only about 4 minutes down. However, further examinations showed that the 36-year-old had a hairline fracture in his left collarbone, and so he did not start Saturday's stage.
"It looks like an operation is not necessary," said team doctor Andreas Schmid. "Since the break is not displaced, we can assume it will heal quickly." T-Mobile spokesman Luuc Eisenga told Cyclingnews that Guerini should be off the bike "for a few weeks."