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Wellens eyes December return to 'cross

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Cycling News
Published:
October 15, 2009, 16:16 BST,
Updated:
October 15, 2009, 17:19 BST
Edition:
First Cyclo-cross news & racing round-up, Thursday, October 22, 2009
Bart Wellens (Fidea Cycling Team)

Bart Wellens (Fidea Cycling Team)

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Latest blood test promising for rider suffering from virus

Cyclo-cross star Bart Wellens was cleared to get back on the bike this week after a blood test showed he was no longer suffering from the Cytomegalovirus which had ruined the start to his season.

The Belgian said he received the results of a blood test on Wednesday and was allowed to begin riding again, but only for one hour a day. "Not for training! Just to get used to being on the bike again," he said on his web site.

"After eight days I will have another test, and if that is clear I will go to Spain for a while.

Wellens said he may be able to return to competition in mid-December, but maintained he has abandoned any goals for the season. "At the moment I could not finish top ten in the newcomers. Therefore I can no longer set any goals for the season."

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