Renäng and Stubbe on the mend

Unibet rider Petter Renäng and Chocolade Jaques youngster Tom Stubbe are both making good recoveries from recent surgery, according to their agent Olivier Onderbeke.

Renäng underwent surgery in January for a knee problem that put him on the bench for much of 2005. According to Onderbeke, Renäng's recovery is proceeding better than expected; the operation site is almost healed and he already has good flexibility in the knee.

With his recovery proceeding well, the next step for Renäng is to start riding again. He is expected to be able to return to short sessions on a trainer on February 13 and hopes to return to racing in April.

Tom Stubbe fell in stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar and broke his collarbone. He underwent a successful operation to repair the damage on Friday and is expected to return to racing on March 4 for the Vlaaamse Pijl in Belgium.

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