Jaksche back in the saddle
J”rg Jaksche has been under the physio these past few days and the work done has enabled him to star
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE Despite fracturing his shoulder on Thursday, Team CSC-rider Jrg Jaksche will be back at work when the riders start the first stage of the Tour of Denmark today (Wednesday). Jaksche was removed from the CSC line-up for the race following his latest injury but was quickly reinstated when he was able to train again only a few days after his crash. “The physiotherapists have been working a lot with me and I have total mobility back in my shoulder. It’s not perfect but the doctors have given me the green light to race again,” said Jaksche, who crashed when he punctured while training at high speed behind a car. It was the third time since the day before the Amstel Gold Race that the German had crashed and fractured bones. The many misfortunes have meant that he has been spending much too much time at home for the past months – at least according to his girlfriend. “She has almost thrown me out of the house. She has been pretty tired of having me home so much,” Jaksche told procycling with a grin. “But it was no fun watching the Tour on TV. That hurt,” continued Jaksche on a much graver note. “I just have to keep on, and I still feel that I have total back up from the team and Bjarne Riis. He has kept encouraging me and telling me not to give up,” explained the German, who was tested behind Riis’ car for a 110 kilometres yesterday to check if his form was acceptable. Apparently, the test went well enough for the CSC boss to give him the thumbs up.