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Injury forces Rebellin to drop Giro plans

Despite a winter of training and seemingly miraculous recovery from a broken shoulder, Gerolsteiner’s Davide Rebellin will miss the Giro d’Italia it was reported in Berlin on Sunday. According to German sports news agency SID the 31-year-old suffered a reaction to a shoulder injury when he won the Frankfurt Grand Prix last Thursday and has decided not to contest the Giro, which starts on May 10 and runs till June 1. "I trained all last winter with the Giro as my objective," admitted a frustrated Rebellin. "However competing in it now would be too risky. I felt the pain when I was riding

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2003

Despite a winter of training and seemingly miraculous recovery from a broken shoulder, Gerolsteiner’s Davide Rebellin will miss the Giro d’Italia it was reported in Berlin on Sunday.

According to German sports news agency SID the 31-year-old suffered a reaction to a shoulder injury when he won the Frankfurt Grand Prix last Thursday and has decided not to contest the Giro, which starts on May 10 and runs till June 1.

“I trained all last winter with the Giro as my objective,” admitted a frustrated Rebellin. “However competing in it now would be too risky. I felt the pain when I was riding in the Frankfurt race.”

Rebellin broke a bone in his left shoulder when he fell during Fleche-Wallonne on April 23.

He intends to return to competition in the Tour of Germany which kicks-off on June 3.
Copyright AFP2003