Marcos Serrano (Liberty Seguros) did not take the start of today's 13th stage due to a viral infection. He became sick after dinner on Friday night, with high fever and episodes of vomiting. The team doctor, Sergio Quilez, decided to take him to Tortona hospital, where he stayed. Doctors diagnosed a viral infection and ordered him to remain in hospital over the weekend under observation. Serrano felt much better in the evening, and his fever has subsided. Neil Stephens will stay with him until he is well enough to leave.