At the end of March, Phonak's David Vitoria had to withdraw from the Driedaagse van De Panne stage race in Belgium because of a virus. His team has announced that he will be back to racing now. "The symptoms were identical to those for mononucleosis. I needed a two-week break," explained the young rider from Southern Switzerland.
In mid-April, Vitoria was able to start training again slowly. Last week, he resumed training with the team. "I feel good now, but I'm not 100 percent fit yet." Vitoria will be part of the line-up for "Rund um den Henninger Turm", taking place next Monday in Frankfurt. "But I still need to consult with my doctor. I want to race again, but I don't want to run the risk of a relapse," Vitoria said.