On Sunday night Gerdemann was flown to a hospital in Hamburg with team physician Dr. Helge Riepenhof. After extensive
diagnostic examination, wounds and contusions on several parts of his body were treated, and two small fractures and damage
to cruciate ligaments of his left knee were diagnosed and treated. Additional minor surgical treatment will be performed in
the next few days, and a break from training of one to two months is expected.
In spite of the injuries Linus is highly motivated and focused on recovering in time to train, race and earn the chance
to repeat his great success from lasts years 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," says Gerdemann.
In an interview with German based website radsport-news.com Gerdemann said about his crash: "After I crashed I was like
in panic because I knew I would have a good result. I only shouted 'spare wheel', 'spare wheel' and immediately continued
the race. Soon I noticed that something wasn't right. I only could pedal with one leg. On top of that the final kilometre
was on cobblestones. At the finish I felt really bad and I was immediately taken to a small hospital. Accompanied by our team
doctor Helge Riepenhof, I flew at night with a private jet to Hamburg . They [Team High Road, editor] took care of me very