Neo-pro Christoph Meschenmoser is starting the GP Doha for the Netherlands Skil-Shimano team, as his very first professional race -- an exciting event for any rider, but one that means even more to the young German. Two years ago it looked unlikely that he would have a pro career, or even much of a future at all. In September 2003 he crashed in the Giro della Toskana and injured himself so badly that he was placed in an induced coma. "I don't think about it very often," said the 22-year-old. "Now, I just look to the future."