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Wrolich out of Tour

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
July 17, 2009, 15:00 BST,
Updated:
July 17, 2009, 12:21 BST
Edition:
Latest Edition Cycling News, Friday, July 17, 2009
Peter "Paco" Wrolich (Team Milram) and Bernhard Eisel (Team Columbia - High Road) leading the peloton.

Peter "Paco" Wrolich (Team Milram) and Bernhard Eisel (Team Columbia - High Road) leading the peloton.

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Intestinal infection knocks Milram rider out

Peter Wrolich of Team Milram has abandoned the Tour de France on Friday as a result of an intestinal infection.

Wrolich completed stage 12 of the race, but will not start the 13th stage in Vittel on Friday.

“I have a stomach and intestinal infection,” he told Cyclingnews. “I simply can't do it any more. I just don't have any strength left. I am really sorry, but there is no other choice.”

It was the fifth Tour for the 35-year-old Austrian. He had been at the Tour de France to help set-up sprints for Gerald Ciolek.

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