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Heppner, Salmone out of Giro del Capo

Jens Heppner, one of the oldest riders in the peloton, has had to drop out of the Giro del Capo after suffering a concussion as the result of a fall in the first stage. Heppner, who rides for the German Professional Team Wiesenhof, was able to finish the stage but was then taken to the hospital, where the diagnosis was made. On Stage 2, Barloworld-Valsir's Antonio Salomone also pulled out of the South Africa's largest stage race, suffering the effects of jet-lag and being unacclimated to the heat after flying in from Italy shortly before the event started.

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