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Savoldelli withdraws

Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) didn't start in Saturday's fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie, still suffering from a bad case of diarrhoea that weakened him during stage 3. The prologue winner and defending champion in the Giro d'Italia required three roadside stops in the final 25 km yesterday, and decided together with the team doctor and team director Dirk Demol not to continue today.

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