Gerdemann on the bike again

Linus Gerdemann of Team High Road is riding again, but not even starting to think about racing yet. The 25 year-old suffered two broken bones and torn knee ligaments when he crashed in the time trial of Tirenno-Adriatico.

The winner of a stage in the 2007 Tour de France wore yellow jersey for one day, but now feels that his chances of starting this year's Tour are small. "More realistic is certainly a start in the Olympic Games in Beijing," he told dpa.

Currently he is only just starting to train again. "I can now ride for about four hours a day, but pretty slowly, about 28 km/h. After training my knee still swells and hurts sometimes, so I really can't say when I might race again." (SW)

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