Peter Luttenberger flew home to Austria after crashing out of the Tour of Poland's third stage. X-rays in Graz on Thursday gave him the good news that no bones in his hand were broken, and that he got away only with bruises. The doctors ruled that his start at the world's later this month is not in danger.
Luttenberger's manager Jürgen Pauritsch said: "The Poland Tour would have been the perfect preparation for the world's. Now Peter is thinking about starting in the Hessen Rundfahrt. The question now is not whether he will start in the world's time trial on September 21 in Salzburg, but how he can best prepare for it."