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Rous asks to start in other races

French rider Didier Rous (Bouygues Telecom), who abandoned the Giro on stage 1 with stomach problems, will ask permission from the organisers and the UCI to start in other races while the Giro is on. UCI regulations prevent a rider from entering more than one race at a time, unless they can show a good reason. Otherwise, Rous will be effectively out of racing for the next three weeks.

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