No Surgery Needed For Hincapie After Paris-Roubaix Crash
American will return for the Dauphine Libere and Tour de France.
Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team rider George Hincapie met with doctors on Tuesday morning and it was determined that he will not need surgery following his crash at the 104th Paris-Roubaix. Hincapie returned to the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
Doctors determined that the crash resulted in a 3rd degree separation of his shoulder as well as a severely bruised wrist. Hincapie's shoulder will be taped and placed in a sling until he can resume riding. "I was happy to hear that I will not need surgery. I will be off the bike for about a week but look forward to resuming my training and to be in form for my next scheduled race the Dauphine Libere in early June followed by the Tour de France in July," stated Hincapie from his home in
Discovery Channel Sports Manager Johan Bruyneel added "George's crash was disappointing as he was our leader on the day and at the time of the crash was in a good position along with teammates Hoste and Gusev in a very elite group. George is a total professional and I expect him to be in top form for his next objective, the 2006 Tour de France."