Nocentini returns following leg fracture and dreams of Tour

Rinaldo Nocentini wins, Tour du Haut Var 2010, stage one

After the high of wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France last year, Italian Rinaldo Nocentini faced a gruelling recovery due to a crash and fractured leg sustained in February. He persevered and will make his return to racing on Saturday at the Tour de Suisse.

Despite not racing for three and a half months, Nocentini is already thinking of the next step: the Tour de France. The 32-year-old rode with his Ag2r-La Mondiale team last week.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.