Gerolsteiner's David Kopp was named on Monday to a starting place on Germany's World Championship team. Only hours later he had to cancel his participation, due to a broken arm caused by a training accident.
Kopp was only 200 meters away from his home when it happened. "I had just started my training ride, when my front wheel slipped away in the first curve and I went down," he said. An examination at the Eduardos Hospital in Köln showed a broken right underarm, and the doctors ordered a three-week rest. "I have to give up the World's and will probably have to end my season, too," the 27-year-old said.