Greg Henderson's 'slashed' knee healing well

14:55, Jul 23 2014
Greg Henderson
HEALING POWER: Greg Henderson's knee, which he slashed in a crash on the Tour de France, is healing well ahead of the Commonwealth Games road race on August 3.

Cyclist Greg Henderson continues to progress towards what would be a fourth Commonwealth Games appearance.

The Lotto-Belisol professional slashed his knee open in a crash during the first week of the Tour de France, putting in doubt his chances of riding for New Zealand in the road race in Glasgow on August 3.

Henderson completed a two-hour ride yesterday and was expecting to have the stitches removed from his knee today.

The Dunedin-born, Melbourne-based rider was also planning another two hour training ride today, but he is yet to test the knee seriously with an effort session.

Henderson's progress has encouraged him to ship his race bike to Glasgow, but a final decision will be made after he has done some longer and harder sessions later in the week.

Henderson is a three-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and won gold in the points race in the Manchester Games in 2002.