After completing 170 kilometres of the Nokere Koerse in Belgium last week, British professional Dan Fleeman (AnPost-Sean Kelly Team) finally saw a doctor, after some weeks of breathing difficulties. Fleeman was diagnosed with asthma, brought on by a virus.
"I haven't felt on top form since the Tour of the Algarve and my period of training down there. In the Nokere Koerse, I could just feel something wasn't right, so I pulled out and went to see a doctor." Fleeman was prescribed a course of antibiotics to help sort out the problem and get him back racing as quickly as possible.
"I'm happy to finally know that something was actually wrong and seem to have caught it at the right time before it developed further. My lungs were only working at about 80% so that makes me feel better. I was told it should clear up within seven days," he added.
Fleeman will rest before rejoining the Irish professional team for the Belgian Dwars Door Vlaanderen and Brabantse Pijl. Afterwards, he will head to the Tour of Majorca and then the Pino Cerami.