Française Des Jeux rider Bradley McGee will not make it to the start of this year's Paris-Nice. The Australian is suffering from an ongoing ear infection, which already made him miss out on his season start program, GP Chiasso and GP Lugano last weekend, and will not be able to test his legs in the Paris-Nice prologue in Issy-les-Moulineaux on Sunday.
"It's better that he heals correctly, without participating in Paris-Nice or Tirreno-Adriatico," Française Des Jeux sports director Marc Madiot told L'Equipe on Thursday.
McGee will also have to leave out the Track World's in Mallorca at the end of the month. Instead, he will participate in a team training camp next week in Toulon, and take up competition again at the GP Cholet on April 25. He is also scheduled to race at the Criterium International from March 31-April 1.