Cunego in doubt for the Tour

Damiano Cunego's presence at the Tour de France is looking increasingly unlikely after he was...

Damiano Cunego's presence at the Tour de France is looking increasingly unlikely after he was diagnosed as getting mononucleosis in the second half of April. His team director and mentor Giuseppe Martinelli was quoted in La Gazzetta dello Sport as saying, "In one way, this news reassures me, because we have found an explanation for the failure of Damiano in the Giro, but on the other hand, we didn't need that."

Cunego, who won the 2004 edition of the race, finished 18th overall in the Giro, 24'05 behind Paolo Savoldelli. He will undergo more tests before deciding whether to take part in the Tour de France.

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