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Martin Pedersen aims for USA comeback

CSC's Martin Pedersen experienced a setback last week when he crashed and broke his collarbone in the Grand Prix Herning in Denmark.

"We came to a graveled bit and I was simply way too fast in a turn," he said on "I felt strong and thought I'd go full gas, so it was really too bad what happened."

Timing wise, the injury wasn't catastrophic for Pedersen. "I was supposed to do the Volta a Catalunya, but apart from that I don't have anything till June, so it could've been a lot worse. I've just started training indoors again now, and already in a couple of days I think I'll be able to do a bit on the road, if I take it easy.

"I'll leave it up to the doctors though, because I haven't had this kind of injury before, so I don't know yet if it's possible to put something in, which will keep my shoulders in place. Otherwise I'll just have to try, and if it doesn't hurt I have no worries."

Pedersen is hoping to be part of the CSC team that will compete in the Wachovia Cycling Series in Lancaster, Trenton and Philadelphia.

"I'm looking forward to that a lot and hope to be ready in time. After that we have a training camp in Luxembourg. Now I'll just have to look ahead and hope for the best. I hope to be in great shape by the time we get to Tour de l'Avenir and the World Championships."

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