Stomach bug forces Armstrong out of Milan- San Remo

Tour legend likely to cancel appearance on controversial radio show

by Tom Henry   March 19, 2010  

Lance Armstrong (pic courtesy Photosport International)

Lance Armstrong is OUT of Saturday's Milan-San Remo race after going down with gastroenteritis.

Team RadioShack said the seven-time Tour de France champion would be replaced by Japanese rider Fumiyuki Beppu.

"It would not be very intelligent to let him start in a race of almost (200 miles) while not being healthy," team director Johan Bruyneel said in a statement.

San Remo has been something of a bete noire for Armstrong. He finished 125th last year in one of his first races back from three years in retirement. Before retiring in 2005, he raced the Milan-San Remo six times and never won.

Armstrong's next scheduled appearance is next week at the Criterium International in Corsica. His illness also throws into doubt his appearance on the Tony Kornheiser show on ESPN today, in which he was expected to lambast the presenter for his anti-cycling remarks.


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Well at least he would have yellow pants of not a jersey... Devil Gastro bugs suck! Sick

Dam I was hoping to watch Lance race, (get well soon!)

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posted by Zaskar [137 posts]
19th March 2010 - 20:38

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Let's hope the mystery bug doesn't keep him out of next week's Criterium International, which Lance has been down to do for ages.

Since Contador made his surprise announcement a few days ago that he'd be taking part in it too, I've been looking forward to seeing them in the same race... hmmm, mystery bug... hang on a minute... Thinking

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9243 posts]
19th March 2010 - 22:14

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