Cox and Barloworld in a spat over health problems

Team Barloworld and rider Ryan Cox have had a public spat about his health problems and the best treatment for it. Everyone seems to agree that he needs surgery, but the question is when.

The South African rider has chronic problems with his left iliac artery, which cause pains in his leg and back. Surgery can fix it. The team doctor, Doctor Mantovani, studied the results of tests, but according to Cox's website,, he is not familiar with this sort of problem.

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