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Nuyens left Qatar before team time trial

Rabobank rider Nick Nuyens quickly left Qatar on Sunday, before the team time trial, when he heard news that his pregnant wife was ready to deliver.

Team manager Erik Dekker knew he took a risk when he nominated Nuyens to the team. "His wife was already two weeks due. To take Nick was a calculated risk."

There was no news if the baby had been born, but Dekker had no regrets. "The decision to let Nick return to Belgium was right."

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