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Burghardt injured in training accident

A happy Marcus Burghardt

A happy Marcus Burghardt (Image credit: Sirotti)

Team High Road's Marcus Burghardt was injured in a freak accident while training on Monday at an unofficial team training camp on Mallorca. The 24-year-old was doing sprint training when the chain slipped off the ring at full speed and Burghardt rammed his right knee into the handlebars.

He was taken to a hospital in Palma, but no diagnosis has yet been announced. The Gent-Wevelgem winner has returned to Germany for further examination and has cancelled his planned participation in a 'cross race this weekend.

Since last Saturday, a group of about 25 riders – most still wearing the T-Mobile gear – as well as sport managers, mechanics, soigneurs and numerous administrative have been at the Read's Hotel Santa Maria del Camí, a hotel in rural Mallorca for the early season camp.

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