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Vincent Jerome in hospital with infection

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
December 06, 2009, 12:17 GMT,
Updated:
December 06, 2009, 13:54 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, December 6, 2009
Vincent Jerome (BBox Bouygues Telecom) finished the day in 17th.

Vincent Jerome (BBox Bouygues Telecom) finished the day in 17th.

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Bbox rider to miss early part of season

Vincent Jerome will have to miss the first part of the 2010 season. The Bbox Bouygues Telecom rider has been hospitalised with a staphylococcus infection.

According to L'Equipe, his many crashes this season led to the problem, a skin infection caused by a bacteria. The 25-year-old will have to rest for several weeks and thus will have to start the season late.

The French rider, who is in his fourth season with the team, rode a full season from the Tour Down Under to the Vuelta a Espana. He did not have any wins on the year, but finished sixth in the Clasica de Almeria and ninth in the Tour de Wallonie.

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