The team says he can’t train for amonth or two

Team High Road’s Linus Gerdemann will be unable to train for one to two months, his team says, after breaking his leg in two places in a crash at Tirreno-Adriatico Sunday.

The 25-year-old says he hopes to back in time for this summer’s Tour de France.

“I will do my very best to be back on the bike as soon as possible and I will fight to become part of the 2008 Tour de France,” Gerdemann said.

Following the crash Gerdemann was flown to a Hamburg hosipital, where he was treated by a team physician.

The team said that besides some bumps and bruises, Gerdemann has two small fractures on his upper and lower left leg and torn ligaments in his left knee.

Additional minor surgical treatment will be performed in the next few days, the team said.