After a early season break because of a knee injury suffered at a crash in the Critérium International on March 26, Cofidis pro David Moncoutié has started training again. "At the moment, he's going at it gently because pushing things now is out of the question," Cofidis directeur sportif Francis Vanlondersele told L'Equipe. "His comeback to racing is planned for the Vuelta a Cataluña (from May 15-21), but if that's a too hard race to start out again with, we'll put him on the Circuit de Lorraine instead (May 18-21)."
Meanwhile, Moncoutié's right knee seems to be healing well after an operation. The Frenchman, who has just become a father, complained about a cracking sound in his knee two days ago, but a control IRM scan revealed that it was nothing serious.