Tschopp in recovery mode

Swiss rider Johann Tschopp (Phonak) has finished his season after his accident in the Tour of Poland. Instead of enjoying holidays in Egypt, he's laid up at home in Wallis, trying to exercise some patience. Tschopp suffered a fracture to the head of his femur. He had a successful operation on it, but he isn't allowed to put weight on his leg for six weeks. After another examination, six more weeks will have to go by before Tschopp can resume training.

"Of course it's boring at the moment for an athlete like myself," he said. "But I'm trying to keep my mind off of it by reading. After all, there are worse things than this injury."

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