Nick Nuyens of Team Cofidis is ready to return to racing after breaking his right collarbone in the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia. He will ride the Gullegem Koerse tomorrow, to be followed by the GP Correios, and possible Halle-Ingooigem, before taking on the Belgian National Championships on June 29.
The 28 year-old crashed near the finish line of the fourth stage on May 13, and suffered the first broken collarbone of his six-year pro career. He admitted to the Belga press agency that he was surprised at how quickly he had healed. "The collarbone is already in order, although I still have two or three days of therapy to continue strengthening the muscles. But it is going very well and that is a good sign. I do not have the impression that I have lost much of my condition. You can see that I am ready to race again."(SW)