Malte Urban (Stevens) has called off his participation in the upcoming Cyclo-Cross World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany. Urban has been suffering from a vein infection in his left leg for several weeks now, and is unable to train at the moment, according to German Radsportnews.com. The former Coast rider did not finish the German Championships and has been forced to cancel races lately.
"I'm unable to train without feeling pain for one month," Urban stated in a press release. "The right preparation and health until the World's are just not possible anymore." While the rider is disappointed at the prospect of not being able to compete, he hopes another German will take his ticket to St. Wendel.