Surgery for Voigt; swift return expected

Examined on Monday after straining three ligaments in his right shoulder, Jens Voigt will now need to undergo surgery this (Tuesday) afternoon at the Martin Luther Clinic in Berlin, but the CSC rider has been told his preparation for next season will not be affected. The 34 year-old German injured himself while warming up for a cyclo-cross race in his hometown of Dassow last Sunday.

"I can't avoid the surgery, but the doctors told me it's not that complicated, so in less than a week I can start using my home trainer," Voigt said on "I can't remember the last time I was injured, so obviously it's frustrating to have to change my schedule a bit, but on the other hand I'm just happy it's nothing serious, and that it won't affect my preparations for next season."

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