Philippaerts, who won the Grand Prix of Brazil this past season, will push full ahead with his programme that will involve a two week spell of altitude training in northern Italy and then a month's riding and testing with the factory team on the island of Sardinia in January. "It should be like normal for me now but the work I do on the bike will be a bit slower and more steady compared to if I hadn't had the injury," he offered. "I'll be riding this week and next week in Italy and then it depends a little on the weather because it is already getting quite cold here and snow could come soon. We will go to Sardinia mainly for the climate and it is something I have done for a few years now. I think a few other teams will be going as well."