Kopp succumbs to bug
The intestinal infection that is sweeping the peloton has hit Gerolsteiner's David Kopp and knocked him out of Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, the team announced Friday afternoon. His place will be taken by Sven Krauss. Kopp hopes to be well enough to ride the Flèche Wallonne next Wednesday.
Pérez will be replaced by Reynés
By Antonio J. Salmerón
A late decision was made by Caisse d'Epargne director, Eusebio Unzúe, to replace Francisco Pérez with Vincent Reynés for the upcoming Classics, the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday and La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.
"It was an option which was put forth after we finished the Vuelta al País Vasco, when I expressed to Eusebio Unzúe that I preferred to dispute the overall classification of the Tour de Romandie. I would arrive more rested if I did not participate in the Classics," Pérez explained to Cyclingnews.
Pérez will still take part in Liège-Bastogne-Liège on April 29, and following that race, he will fly to the Tour de Romandie.