Andy Schleck Has Successfully Undergone Surgery For Knee

Andy Schleck has successfully undergone surgery in the Crossklinik in Basel, Switzerland. An MRI scan prior to the operation provided pictures of the right knee allowing the doctors to confirm the diagnosis of the team doctor. Andy Schleck‚Äôs knee is severely damaged: there are partial ruptures in the collateral and cruciate ligaments, the meniscus is torn and an injury to the articular … [Read more...]

Contador’s Knee ‘Better’ Ahead of Big Mountain Test

LAVAUR, France, July 13, 2011 (AFP) - Reigning champion Contador said his painful right knee was "feeling good" ahead of what could be his first big test of the Tour de France. However the Spaniard said the good news did not mean he would necessarily be attacking his rivals in a bid to close his deficit of 1min 41sec and 1:30 to Australian Cadel Evans and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg … [Read more...]

Contador Tries To Quite Knee Rumors

carmaux, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Three-time champion Alberto Contador has moved to calm rumors which suggest a painful knee could force him off the Tour de France prematurely. The Spaniard originally suffered the pain in his right knee in a crash on the fifth stage last Wednesday, and compounded it on Sunday when he came down in the crashed-marred ninth stage. A day after admitting … [Read more...]

Contador In Race Against Time As Pyrenees Approach

by Justin Davis (AFP) LE LIORAN, France, July 11, 2011 - Reigning champion Alberto Contador is putting a brave face on a disappointing Tour de France campaign which has left him in a race against time to get fit for key stages in the Pyrenees. Contador hampered an existing pain in his right knee during his fourth crash in eight days on Sunday's ninth stage, the second in the Massif … [Read more...]

Contador ‘Anxious’ Over Knee Pain

by Justin Davis (AFP) SAINT-Flour, France, July 10, 2011 - Tour de France champion Alberto Contador revealed he is "anxious" over an ongoing pain in his right knee which flared up again during the crash-marred ninth stage of the race Sunday. Contador crashed for the fourth time in eight days when he tumbled in the first third of the 208 km stage from Issoire to Saint-Flour in the … [Read more...]

Daniele Colli Is Back Racing

After overcoming a tumor on his knee, the GEOX-TMC rider is back pedaling in the pack 11 June, 2011 - GEOX-TMC is pleased to announce that Daniele Colli is returning to competition. Last November the rider from Milan (class of 1982) was diagnosed with a tumor to his knee and risked losing the use of his left leg. On Sunday, June 19th, he will be back on the starting line for the Giro della … [Read more...]

Knee Injury Ruins Evans’ Classics Campaign

Australian Cadel Evans will miss the Ardennes Classics campaign, beginning on Sunday at the Amstel Gold Race, due to a knee injury he suffered in a training ride crash at the end of March. The BMC rider, a former two-time runner-up in the Tour de France who was crowned world champion in 2009, had been hoping to race Amstel and follow up with the defense of his Fleche Wallonne crown on … [Read more...]

Knee Pain Forces Phinney’s Withdrawal

Continued pain in his left knee forced Taylor Phinney to abandon his first WorldTour race Wednesday, midway through Stage 3 of the Volta a Catalunya. Hopeful For Roubaix Phinney said the pain he first experienced pain on Stage 1 made for a mentally and physically tough day on the race's Queen Stage. Though he was dropped on the opening Category I climbs, he chased back. "But by the third … [Read more...]

Contador Takes Fall, Hurts Knee In Training

MADRID - Spain's triple Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has hurt his knee after falling while training near Madrid, his spokesperson revealed on Tuesday. Contador, who decided not to participate in the Tour of Spain (August 28-September 19), slipped on a puddle of oil at a roundabout on the outskirts of Pinto, his home town. The spokesperson added that Contador was able to return … [Read more...]

Boonen Undergoes Operation On Injured Knee

Belgian rider Tom Boonen on Thursday underwent an operation on his injured knee that had ruled him out of the ongoing Tour de France. His Quickstep team said the Belgian champion "underwent an operation to his left knee for a lesion in a pre-patellar band". The 29-year-old, injured last month in the Tour of California, was involved in a mass crash on the fourth stage of the Tour of … [Read more...]