How do you feel?
Better every day. I never stopped improving my shape since my injury, but it was long; it's the first time in my career, which started twenty years ago, that I had a head injury. I don't remember about my crash, my dad was there and told me that it was a small crash but I broke my jaw and that was a problem. I visited two specialists in New Zealand and another in Marseille ten days ago, who are all some of the best in the world; it was important for me to talk with them. Before that I was confused with the situation, as I visited several doctors and they all had a different opinion! Now that I've learnt so much about head injuries I think that riders are crazy to go back so fast on a bike after head injuries; when you break a bone you know that it will take you six or eight weeks, but head is much more complicated. Coming back to you question, I feel that I'm ready to go back on a bike, but it's too early to race. I'm so thankful to the team as they never put any pressure on me, everyone has been understanding the situation and that means a lot for me, they took me some pressure off. I've been working physically since seven weeks now, and I improved all the time so I'm happy. It's difficult to say when I will be back racing; it can be in two weeks, four weeks or more. My goal was to be there to win the title, now of course it's over and I will be back when I will feel comfortable. In the past I came back to early after an injury, I will not do the same mistake; I know that my speed will not be a problem, but I need some foundation before coming back. For sure I want to win some races before the end of the season!