Vande Velde back to racing after Giro crash

Christian Vande Velde Giro 2009 crash

Christian Vande Velde, the Garmin-Slipstream rider who sustained major injuries after crashing out of the Giro d’Italia in May, will compete in the 2009 Tour of Switzerland later this week.

The event marks Vande Velde’s return to racing after he suffered seven fractures, including five vertebrae, one rib and his pelvis, during a crash in stage three of the Giro.

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