Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Wadeckj recovering; aims for return to sport

Polish cyclist Piotr Wadeckj, who needed brain surgery after a horrific fall in the first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race last Thursday, says he will return to the saddle when he can, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Tuesday. Wadeckj had been kept in an artificial coma by doctors amid reports that his career might be ended by the fall near the finishing line at Sorrento but, speaking from his hospital bed, he made it clear he intended to carry on riding. The bruised-and-battered-looking Pole said: "I am already thinking of the day when I can start again. It's not just a job, it

Don't miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+.

By VeloNews Interactive wire services , Copyright AFP2002

Polish cyclist Piotr Wadeckj, who needed brain surgery after a horrific fall in the first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race last Thursday, says he will return to the saddle when he can, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Tuesday.

Wadeckj had been kept in an artificial coma by doctors amid reports that his career might be ended by the fall near the finishing line at Sorrento but, speaking from his hospital bed, he made it clear he intended to carry on riding.

The bruised-and-battered-looking Pole said: “I am already thinking of the day when I can start again. It’s not just a job, it is a passion.” But Wadeckj conceded that his return would not be for a while, saying: “I was hoping to compete in Milan-SanRemo and then I would have been in for the Tour de France – it’s a pity, that’s all gone to the wind.”

Copyright AFP2002