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Erik Dekker finishes season

Dutchman Erik Dekker (Rabobank) has finished his season slightly earlier than planned, after getting sick recently. "Ten days ago I became sick and I haven't been able to train yet," he wrote on his personal website erikdekker.nl. "Today I got the results of an extensive blood test, and these gave me the clear answer: don't do any more efforts, because I have a virus in me. I'll spare you the details, but this season is finished. It's also not too serious. Time will do its work and I can't exert myself. Unfortunately."

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