Fabian Cancellara has finally returned to racing, more than seven weeks after suffering a quadruple fracture of the right collarbone. The RadioShack-Nissan rider said that he was “satisfied” with his performance in the Bayern Rundfahrt, where he finished at the rear of the 125-rider strong group with the same time as winner Alessandro Petacchi.
On April 1, the four-time World time trial champion crashed over a bidon in the Tour of Flanders. His return to racing took longer than expected.
“I feel normal now. I expected that some time would need to go by, maybe two or three days of racing before I would feel ok, but in general I’m good,” Cancellara said on the team's website. “The climb was really hard but I’m happy to be back in the environment of a race and cycling in general.
“For sure I suffered because of so many weeks without the intensity of racing. And I know small things will affect me for a while, but this is normal as I get back into the rhythm of racing. I’m satisfied.”
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