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Cunego to skip the Tour

Fifth place finisher in this year's Giro d'Italia, Damiano Cunego, will not participate in this year's Tour de France, according to his Lampre-Fondital team. The 25 year-old won the best young rider's classification in last year's tour, but will have to sit out the race this season due to 'fatigue'. Cunego sat out the 2005 Tour de France when he was diagnosed with mononucleosis following his attempt to repeat his 2004 win in the Giro d'Italia.

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Laura Weislo

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.