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Klöden back on the bike

By Susan Westemeyer

Not quite two weeks after surgery on his injured shoulder, Andreas Klöden is already training again. He has started light training on the roller, the team announced. "The stitches will be pulled on Wednesday," Klöden said. "I'm doing pretty well. I've been receiving physical therapy for five days and don't have any pain in normal movement. I'm ready to start training on the roller."

In order to relieve any pressure on the injured shoulder, a large gymnastic ball has been mounted on his trainer, between the handlebars and the seat. It is still not yet known when Klöden will race again, but, "Naturally I have not lost sight of my season goal of the Tour de France," he promised.

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