Jens Voigt: ‘I Was Very Lucky’

 Here's the English version of the Saxo Bank statement (original in Danish) on Jens Voigt's condition. The best news, after seeing the violence of his crash and the way he lay still on the pavement, is that he was able to issue any sort of statement.

Jens Voigt Is OK Under The Circumstances

21:56] An examination at the University hospital in Grenoble this
evening has initially given positive reports on Jens Voigt's health
after the nasty crash during today's stage of Tour de France. He has
incurred a fracture of the right cheekbone and a concussion. For now he
is staying at the hospital for further observation.

Jens has sent this greeting to the team:
think I was very lucky not getting severely hurt from today's crash.
Now I hope that you can focus on the race and I wish you all good luck
with the hard stage tomorrow”.

The whole team in France and
the whole staff at Riis-Cycling wish Jens Voigt a speedy recovery and
hope to see him and his strong and joyful spirit back on the team soon.

Even the casual fan of pro racing is familiar with Voigt's toughness and elan. From what you see on the tube and read in the racing press, he's the consummate teammate.

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