AG2R's Cyril Dessel is suffering from toxoplasmosis, blood tests have revealed. The Frenchman, who wore the Yellow Jersey at last year's Tour de France, felt tired since the beginning of the season, and will now rest completely for a period of ten days. Dessel will thus not participate at the Settimana Internazionale this week, and find out whether he needs to take antibiotics in a few days.
"The second part of the season shouldn't be compromised," he told L'Equipe. "In any case, I had planned a pause in April, like last season, and I should be back to competition in the Tour de Romandie in May."