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Steels slowly recovering

After his abandon in the third stage of the Giro, Belgian champion Tom Steels (Davitamon-Lotto) is back on the bike again, training gently. Steels was forced out of the Giro because of a urinary tract infection, but that turned into a kidney infection. He is still taking antibiotics for it, and will have to take them for at least another couple of days.

"It's not that refreshing, but I do not want to take even the smallest risk," he told Het Nieuwsblad. If I don't wait long enough, there is a strong chance that I'll be sidelined again in a few weeks."

Steels isn't sure when he will return to competition, or what races he will do, but one thing for sure is that he will not ride the Tour de France.

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