Fédrigo hit with Lyme disease

(Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

Pierrick Fédrigo's poor showing in his first season with FDJ has been explained by Lyme disease from a tick bite. Aside from a second place at GP de Plumelec-Morbihan, the 32-year-old Frenchman has been absent from the podium this year. He has been frustrated in his inability to achieve his season's goals, which included a repeat of his success in 2010 which included overall victory at the Critérium International plus a Tour de France stage win.

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