Luxembourg champion Fränk Schleck crashed badly during a training ride in his home town of Mondorf and broke his nose on Tuesday, June 20. The CSC rider, who also lost two teeth in the accident, had to receive nine stitches to his face. The 29 year-old will probably not be able to defend his title in the National Championships this coming Sunday, but is hopeful that he will be OK to ride the Tour de France nine days from now.
"I'm not nervous," said Schleck. "I talked to Bjarne Riis and he assured me that I will keep my slot in the Tour de France roster. I hope I can be back on the bike soon; maybe as soon as Sunday."