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VDB: 'I want to be ready for 2007'

Acqua e Sapone's Frank Vandenbroucke has said he will train hard through the winter with little rest so he can be fit and ready as soon as the season starts, according to

Vandenbroucke was missing from the last round of the ProTour in Lombardy last Saturday due to tendonitis in his knee. "I felt the pain rise the previous Saturday in the Giro dell'Emilia," said VDB. "The feeling didn't improve during the course of the week. For this reason I stayed away [from Lombardy] on the side of precaution," he added.

By Sunday, however, Vandenbroucke was already back on his bicycle, despite the continuing discomfort in his knee. "I want to keep moving," he said. "In the winter I will not rest too much; I want to start 2007 and be standing ready immediately."

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