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Rotten eggs affect Dekker's championships ride

Last Sunday's Dutch national championship road race wasn't the most enjoyable experience for Silence-Lotto's Thomas Dekker, with rotten eggs the possible cause of a gastric upset.

Sporza reports that Dekker was vomiting during the race, although the Silence-Lotto team declared on its website that the Dutchman had recovered and his participation at the Tour de France has not been jeopardised.

"The reason is probably that he has eaten less-than-fresh eggs," the statement read. "On Sunday Thomas was already fit as a fiddle. On Monday he is now fit again.

"Meanwhile, Thomas is at home again in Italy before he travels down to Monaco on Wednesday. He will be without problems at the start of his Tour appearance," it added.