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Bakelants replaces Hermans at Tour Down Under

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 06, 2012, 11:02 GMT,
Updated:
January 06, 2012, 11:05 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Friday, January 6, 2012
Race:
Santos Tour Down Under
Ben Hermans is looking to continue his development in 2012.

Ben Hermans is looking to continue his development in 2012.

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RadioShack-Nissan rider pulls out with hip pain

Ben Hermans has to postpone his seasonal debut, due to pains in his hip. His place on the RadioShack-Nissan squad at the Santos Tour Down Under will be taken by Jan Bakelants.

“I have only been able train for three hours since December 15,” the 25-year-old Belgian told La Derniere Heure. 

The problem first started at the team's training camp in Calpe last month. “The pain is so bad that I can't work out.”

No one is sure what the problem is. “I have undergone many tests, but the doctors can't find the cause,” he said. “I'm getting really worried.”

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