By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Jason McCartney (Discovery Channel) has been released from Atlanta's Emory Hospital and is home in Iowa recovering from an infection of viral meningitis he contracted at the start of the Tour de Georgia last week. According to team spokesman, P.J. Rabice, McCartney's immediate concern is rest and recuperation which is in line with the course of treatment for this type of infection.
While McCartney's team was able to win without his climbing abilities in Georgia, his race schedule his remains up in the air. However, his schedule and the team could be affected beyond missing the Tour de Georgia as he was slated to race the Giro d'Italia in May.