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Jalabert remains hospitalized

French cycling star Laurent Jalabert's immediate career remained in the balance on Thursday, as the rider's release from a Geneva hospital was pushed back, Danish television reported. The 32-year-old leader of Danish team CSC/World Online, fell two meters from a ladder in a freak accident at his home near Geneva last week, fracturing three vertebrae. Team manager, former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, said on Thursday he would be travelling to Geneva to discuss plans for Jalabert's physiotherapy and in a bid to rebuild his morale. Jalabert, cycling's world No. 1 for

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By VeloNews Interactive

French cycling star Laurent Jalabert’s immediate career remained in the balance on Thursday, as the rider’s release from a Geneva hospital was pushed back, Danish television reported.

The 32-year-old leader of Danish team CSC/World Online, fell two meters from a ladder in a freak accident at his home near Geneva last week, fracturing three vertebrae.

Team manager, former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, said on Thursday he would be travelling to Geneva to discuss plans for Jalabert’s physiotherapy and in a bid to rebuild his morale.

Jalabert, cycling’s world No. 1 for five years between 1995 and 2000, was due to leave hospital Monday, but his release has been pushed back to a date which has yet to be decided, team sporting director Johnny Weltz said.

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