T-Mobile's other disaster-plagued rider, Andreas Klöden, is also hopeful that he will be in good shape for the Tour. "Since last Thursday I have been able to ride on the road again," he said of his ongoing recovery from a training crash and shoulder operation.
"The last few weeks were full of training on the roller and physical therapy. I still have some pain, but I can ride for three to four hours a day," said Klöden.
On his website, www.andreas-kloeden.com, he notes that he hopes to continue healing so quickly, "so that I can start racing again soon. Exactly when that will be depends on the further healing process, but right now I am optimistic that, at the latest, I will be able to present myself in good form at the Tour."
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