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Peron also fractured

CSC's Andrea Peron was the victim of a fall in Milan-San Remo, and subsequent medical examination of his injuries has revealed that hey are more serious than was first thought. X-rays have shown that rather than just cuts and bruises, Peron sustained two minor fractures and will be off the bike for 7-10 days as a result.

"I was quite surprised to learn about the two fractures, since I wasn't in a lot of pain after the crash. Of course these are just two minor fractures, so I will allow myself to be optimistic. If things go according to plan, I'll be ready for the Giro, a race I wouldn't miss for anything in the World," said Peron. Later this week he will be examined by a specialist in Milan.

Kurt-Asle Arvesen and Peter Luttenberger will replace Peron and Fränk Schleck in this weekend's Criterium International.

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