Actually I wanted to be in Canada now and ride the two races in Quebec and Montreal this weekend. Instead, I am home and happy that I am almost healthy again. The last weeks I have had to fight a persistent infection. With my eye on the World Championships, I was probably back on the bike too soon and had a relapse. Now there is not enough time to get fit for the Worlds in Yorkshire. That is why I have given up a start in the Worlds. Now I will do everything to get into form for the races in October. A few one-day races in Italy are still possible, and I could finish off with the Giro di Lombardia. Maybe after that I will also ride the Tour of Guangxi in China. But it certain that at any rate I want to ride more races this year. Your Maximilian.