Boogerd released as Lombardia hangs in the balance

Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) was released by doctors at the Netherland's Meander MC hospital in Amersfoort overnight, however the Dutch rider's participation at the weekend's Giro di Lombardia is yet to be determined. Boogerd is recovering from Erysipelas, a bacterial infection, in his left knee contracted after a crash during training last Friday.

Boogerd's participation in Saturday's ProTour race, which is slated to be the last of his professional career, won't be determined until Thursday according to an announcement by the squad.

A release by the team concluded, "the Giro di Lombardia is still in Michael Boogerd's agenda as his final big race."

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