CSC training camp news: good and bad

By Susan Westemeyer

CSC's Nicki Sørensen is in the hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, following a crash at the team's USA-based training camp in the Malibu Mountains. According to the team's website,, the 32 year-old suffered facial injuries and a deep cut on his forehead. He underwent surgery and is expected to be able to travel back to Europe later in the week.

It was the second in an unlucky series for the veteran Dane. Last August he had to stop his season early after breaking three bones in his foot in an accident at home.

Other than that, things are going well at the camp. "It looks like the entire team is in pretty fair shape. We've had a good camp so far with lots of training – tough training that is," said Jens Voigt, who became a father for the fifth time over the off-season.

"I think I've gotten through the winter break okay. I'm looking forward to doing Tour of California – this race means a lot to all of us it being this close to our American sponsor's head offices," he continued. "I hope to do my bit to land us another victory again this year. Last year, we won three stages in this race and it would be fantastic to make a repeat performance in 2008." The 36 year-old won the queen stage in the 2007 race.

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