Bettini unwell

Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step), who finished 4th in the first stage, was forced to pull out of the Tour...

Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step), who finished 4th in the first stage, was forced to pull out of the Tour de Suisse after suffering gastric problems on the night following stage 2. The Olympic Champion thought it best not to start in stage 3, especially as the weather wasn't particularly nice either. "A shame, the condition is good, but with this rain and wind, I don't want to risk anything. The most important thing is to recover quickly.

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