May 30 2012 | Print Print Page

Fabian Cancellara has returned to the peloton. On April 1 the Swiss rider broke his collarbone during the Tour of Flanders, but last week he rode his first race after the crash: Bayern Rundfahrt. He now focuses on the Tour de France and the Olympics.

In Bayern-Rundfahrt the time trial specialist finished only 14th in the time trial. Nevertheless the RadioShack-Nissan rider was happy. “I’m convinced that it was a good race to get into competition,” Cancellara told Het Nieuwsblad. “You know that when you’re not in condition, a time trial like that is really hard."

“I woke up on Sunday with a destroyed body and stuffy nose. But ultimately it proved to be a useful experience. I know now that I have to work.”