Jean-Michel Saive on road to recovery

An air of resignation (Photo: courtesy of Jean-Michel Saive) by Ian Marshall, Editor The Col du Galibier and Mont Ventoux; they are the "sacred mountains", year after year the highest points on the Tour de France. Jean-Michel Saive has climbed both and never suffered an accident. However, on Monday 21st May, much closer to sea level, near the stadium of the celebrated football club, Standard Liège, he came to grief. He suffered a cycling mishap not of his own making. At a set of traffic lights, a young cyclist ahead stopped unexpectedly, there was the faintest of collisions but sufficient to unbalance Jean-Mi and cause him to fall to the ground. Unfortunately, he fell on the edge of the pavement and broke his left