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Sentjens weakened

Belgian rider Roy Sentjens (Rabobank) is in hospital in Antwerp, Belgium, after being laid low by a viral infection of his nervous system. Sentjens abandoned the Tour of Qatar early last week, complaining of tingling hands and feet, and very weak legs. When he returned to Belgium, he was even having trouble walking and talking. He was given antibiotics in hospital to prevent secondary infections, and it is not known how long he will have to rest for before he is able to train again.