'Murphy's Law' for Klöden

What can go wrong, will go wrong - this applies to pro cyclists, too. T-Mobile's Andreas Klöden is starting slowly into the season as he comes back after breaking his hand in last year's Tour de France. But the German climber didn't mean to be quite so slow in yesterday's first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, where he finished 197th, over nine minutes down.

What happened? According to Luuc Eisenga, T-Mobile spokesman, "He was dropped and also got a mechanical. Since the last group was not so protected - the roads being half open again - it was hard to come back. Murphy's law..."

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