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Runner-up Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM)
Vacansoleil rider to miss Tour du Limousin
Feillu had been suffering off and on all season, De Telegraaf reports, but scans and examinations showed nothing.
That changed this week, though. “Acute appendicitis for Romain Feillu. On Thursday he had surgery and the appendix was removed,” the team tweeted.
He had been scheduled to ride the Tour du Limousin, but his participation there has been cancelled. The 29-year-old plans to ride again this season, though. “I am already thinking of training and racing,” he said. “I would like to end the season with a nice win for the team and sponsors.”