Olaf Pollack of Team Volksbank, who has had nothing go easily lately, received another setback in his Olympic preparations. He crashed in the second stage of the Dookola Mazowsza race in Poland and ended up with a deep cut on his thigh, as well as losing a lot of skin. "We hope that the wound won't get infected," said his trainer, Michael Max.
Pollack is scheduled to ride on the track in Beijing for Germany. He and partner Roger Kluge won the silver medal in the Madison at the World Championships in March.
The 34 year-old had to drop out of the Tour de Suisse with bronchitis, and shortly thereafter was hit by a car while training, which caused him to skip the Österreich Rundfahrt.