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Quick return for Rojas unlikely

Caisse d’Epargne rider José Joaquín Rojas will not likely return to racing as early as next week's Critérium International as hoped. Full evaluate after he was hit by a car after a training ride with teammates Alejandro Valverde, Francesco Pérez and Luis León Sánchez in Alcantarilla (Murcia, Spain) earlier this month.

According to team doctor Jesus Hoyos, Rojas is suffering from a fracture of the 3rd and the 4th vertebrae in his spine. The rider will have to wear a special belt and can start training again within two weeks.

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