Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Joly back in training

Sébastien Joly, former Lanterne Rouge, has joined the ranks of celebrity pro cyclists who are survivors of testicular cancer. He participated in the Française des Jeux training camp before Christmas and is back up to four hours in the saddle.

He says: "Mine was not life threatening. I didn't need chemotherapy. Then there was the prediction that I've heard a few times but which doesn't make me smile at all: people telling me that I'll win seven Tours de France now. Hey, I'm not the guy who was a World Champion age 21. I'm only an average French cyclist. I don't expect to become better; I'd just liked to get back to my level."

He's six kilos lighter than a year ago, so he also is remaking his physique as he works to regain his full cycling fitness. We wish him the best of luck in the 2008 season.


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