Phonak rider Johann Tschopp, after suffering a fracture to the head of the femur at the Tour of Poland in mid September, will take part in the Swiss team's training camp on the Spanish island of Mallorca, starting January 9. The 24 year-old has completed a light buildup training programme over the past four weeks, including some cross country skiing, and is now ready to prepare his racing comeback.
"I'm not feeling any pain any more. At the moment, that's the main thing," said the young Swiss rider. Nevertheless, his rehabilitation will still take some time. "I expect to be able to race again beginning in April," Tschopp added.