Andreas Klöden has yet to decide whether he will race next in the Tour of Germany or the Vuelta a España. Though he had to miss the Tour de France in July when his team was not invited to compete, he has spent plenty of recent time in France – at both the Paris-Corrèze and then the Tour de l'Ain.
"The first days came after the long break and were tough, but I quickly felt that better from that day on," said Klöden, who will return again to France next week for the Tour de Limousin.
"Only then will I decide, with my Team Astana, whether to head to the Tour of Spain or the Tour of Germany at the end of the month," he said. His decision will hinge on his form and how he can best help his team.
"The Tour of Germany excited me as it's been an eternity since I've raced at home," said Klöden," but we will wait and see in the coming week."