Boogerd injured in training crash

Boogerd at Worlds

Boogerd at Worlds (Image credit: Sirotti)

By Susan Westemeyer

Michael Boogerd of Team Rabobank was injured in a training crash Friday. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, complaining of pains in his left knee.

The knee was drained, and he hopes to start a light training again on Monday, the team said on its website, ""

Boogerd, who will retire after the Giro di Lombardia (October 21st), said, "I want to start in Lombardia no matter what."

The 34-year old announced his retirement in April saying it wasn't a sudden decision. "I felt this decision was coming. I'm no longer 29 years of age. I want to avoid the moment where I have to learn to deal with dissatisfying results. This is not a dramatic decision. It has to end someday anyhow. Besides. It is not over yet."

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