Saxo Bank's Frank Schleck has been sidelined with several injuries from a training ride crash, compromising the
It added: "Seven stitches on the chin and a heavy contusion on his left wrist was the immediate damage, but further examinations were needed yesterday afternoon at a clinic in
Schleck, who would normally be aiming to be fit for one-day classics such as the Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, is now scheduled to return to action at the two-day Criterium International in
"This doesn't come at a convenient time, since I'm in really good shape after Paris-Nice and I hope to get back into racing as soon as possible," said Schleck.
Schleck was part of the CSC team that helped Spaniard Carlos Sastre claim the Tour de France yellow jersey last year.