Howard recovered from injury and ready for CaliforniaBy: Alex Hinds
HTC-Highroad rider to form 'formidable' partnership with Matthew GossOn the 26th of April Leigh Howard's Tour of Romandie was looking good. Howard had just finished third in the opening 3.5km prologue and although disappointed, it was clear the Australian was sitiing on some pretty good form - and that a stage win was not far away. Cycling can however be a cruel master, and in the same Time-Trial that compatriot Cadel Evans grabbed the yellow jersey, Howard crashed and was forced to abandon the race. Nearly three weeks later Howard has for the most part recovered and is hoping that the Amgen Tour of California will bring better fortune than his experience in Switzerland.
"I'm still not 100%," Howard said of his knee injury to Cyclingnews.
"It's healed up quite well and I've been back on the bike the last four days now. I had a couple of problems today [going up Mt Baldy], but I think that just comes from getting back in to it quickly."
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