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 Li├Ęge, 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