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Matthias Kessler in Critical Condition After Crash in Mallorca

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German cyclist Matthias Kessler is in critical condition after a crash in Mallorca while training. He suffered severe head injuries as a result. Danilo Hondo, fellow German cyclist, says that the crash occurred when a cat ran into Kessler’s bike while he was training near Algaida, Mallorca. Team RadioShack teammate Andreas Kloden, who was training with Kessler, gave the news to Hondo. We will be posting more information as soon as it becomes available….

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Joaquim Rodríguez Crashes During Katusha Training Camp

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Spaniard Joaquim Rodríguez made the move from Caisse d’Epargne to Katusha in hopes of riding as a team captain, but that plan may be postponed a bit due to a crash during a Katusha training camp. On a training ride today, the second day of the camp, Rodríguez rode into some broken glass which left him with a slashed front tire and deep cuts on his gluteus and thigh. After the crash, he felt dizzy, and was taken to the hospital. “It caused some pretty ugly cuts, one on the gluteus and the other on my thigh. The cuts were deep, with a lot of blood. The cut to the gluteus was so deep you could see the fat. They took me to the hospital, where they gave me 15 stitches and told me to take at least 10 days off the bike,” said Rodríguez. …

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Pedro Horrillo Slowly Recovering After Huge Crash at Giro

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Spanish cyclist Pedro Horrillo was seriously injured in a 180-foot fall in this year’s Giro d’Italia. Horrillo fell over a guard rail during stage 8, but he doesn’t know what actually caused the accident. Nobody saw him fall into the ravine, but other cyclists found his bike along the road. It took rescuers about 20 minutes to rescue Horrillo. As a result of the fall, Horrillo suffered from a broken femur, vertebrae, kneecap, and a punctured lung. Rabobank’s doctors said that it was Pedro’s “large musculature” that saved his life. Horrillo is back on his bike after months of rehabilitation. He will possibly be making a comeback in 2010, but that is yet to be known. “I don’t want to obsess about (a comeback). I don’t want to take a decision too soon and have it be the wrong…

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Mickael Bourgain Injured in Grenoble Six Day Crash

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French sprinter Mickael Bourgain, bronze medalist in the sprint at the Beijing Olympic Games, will be forced to miss the next two UCI Track World Cups due to an injury received this week at the Six Day event in Grenoble. Bourgain had fallen during a match sprint against Gregory Bauge on Monday at the Professional Sprint series. Mickael ended up with a type 3 shoulder separation, but he won’t need surgery. Of the injury, Bourgain says;

“I will be immobilised for two weeks in a sling and then we’ll see how the bump has changed, but apparently this could be lengthy. It could be four to six weeks before I can pull on the handlebars. The World Cups in Cali and Melbourne are not worth thinking about. I hope to race the final in Beijing. We’ll see if I am ready in time.”

Bourgain will undergo further examinations…

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