Things looking up for Høj

Frank Hoj (Gerolsteiner)

Frank Hoj (Gerolsteiner) (Image credit: Andrea Hübner)

By Katharina Schulz

It wasn't exactly one of the best seasons for Dane Frank Høj. In February, he dropped a knife which split one of the tendons in his foot. After several complications, he could only resume training in May, which meant that he missed those races that he loves best: the Spring Classics. When he finally returned to the race circus at the Tour of Poland, he got a call that his girlfriend had been involved in a car accident and was hospitalised with internal bleeding.

Things are finally starting to look better for the rider who took second to Peter van Petegem in the 2002 Het Volk, and soon he will be able to start some serious training again. And what's more, Høj hasn't lost his spirits. "It's not like I want to end my career. Fortunately, I still have another year with Cofidis, so I still have some options," he told the Danish webpage 24Timer.

Even though he does have long term plans, the 34 year-old is now taking things one step at a time. "I have a dream about continuing till 2011 and taking part in the world championships in Denmark, but I have to take one year at a time now. I've been close to abandoning things, but I don't feel I'm finished as a professional cyclist just yet."

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