CSC's Breschel okay after fall

Team CSC rider Matti Breschel

Team CSC rider Matti Breschel (Image credit:

Team CSC has confirmed that rider Matti Breschel is on the road to recovery following a crash at Thursday's Ouverture to Copenhagen's six-days race in February. The rider had already taken a fall at the event before another, more violent, crash saw the youngster stretcher away .

"Nothing is broken and even though my back is hurting and I'm beaten up pretty good, it does not stop me from training at full effect, so that's good," said Breschel, who fell in the Madison event.

The 22-year-old, who was quick to point out he wont be competing in any more track events, escaped serious injury and hopes to return to competition in late January.

"I have tried that now, and it really didn't go too well," he joked. "I have a bit of experience with injuries to the back now, but the pain comes from a different place this time, so that is comforting."

Breshel is looking forward to assisting Australian teammates Stuart O'Grady, Matthew Goss and Luke Roberts at their home event, the Tour Down Under, in late January. "I am always searching for victories, but we have three Australian riders on the team, so of course we would like to get them some victories," he said, looking forward to the event.

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