Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Update on Lance

Johan Bruyneel, "Lance's boss," says:

“This has no impact on the Tour at all. I don’t think this changes anything for the Tour de France. It’s too early to say about the Giro. Being at the start of the Giro isn’t a problem, but he has to have a decent level to be competitive. We may have to change our focus and try to do the Giro with another mentality.”

(Lance wanted to do Italy's version of the Tour de France too this year. It is in May.)

A doctor says:
"For a high level athlete, we generally practice an osteosynthesis, which means that we fix the collarbone with some material [metal plates, screws, wires, etc.]. Ten days or two weeks afterwards, he can train on the rollers again," said Nicolet, who believes that Armstrong could be back riding his bike on the road in three weeks.

Team Astana continued the Spanish race where Lance crashed. Lance's teammate Levi won today's time trial, with Alberto Contador (also on the team) taking 2nd.

---from velonews.com and www.cyclingnews.com

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