Gerolsteiner's Davide Rebellin and Sven Montgomery will not start in the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour, the team has indicated. Both riders are getting colds, and team DS Reimund Dietzen believes it's safest for them not to race. "With Monty it already hasn't been going smoothly in the last few days. With David, a light cold has been diagnosed, and with the weather here, it's understandable that we don't want to take any health risks."
Up until now, Rebellin has been riding well in the Eneco Tour and was sitting in 11th overall. He was a part of a dangerous breakaway yesterday with Julich, Ivanov, and Gutierrez, but even then it was clear that he wasn't at his best.