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Klöden plans on Poland, details crash

Andreas Klöden, who was involved in a training crash and missed the GP Plouay because of it, is now planning on racing the Tour of Poland, from September 10 to 16.

On his web site,, he detailed the accident that happened after "a 170-kilometre training ride. A car took my right of way at an intersection." He was quick to react and avoided the car by swerving around it, but ended up in the ditch, where "I lost control over my bike and crashed."

Because of his pains he immediately went to hospital and "got my wrist and hip X-rayed. Luckily, nothing is broken." He did a test on his bicycle Friday morning, but stopped it after only half an hour, deciding that it was better to not start in Plouay, because "I couldn't ride standing up and my hip hurt pretty badly."

He is now looking forward to some rest and trying "to heal so I can be ready for the Tour of Poland," which the German will use to get into shape for the Worlds.

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