Stomach bug not done with Vanmarcke in E3 Harelbeke

After struggling on Wednesday in Dwars door Vlaanderen, Sep Vanmarcke (Cannondale-Drapac) hoped that his ride in the E3 Harelbeke would show that his good form hadn't vanished. During the race on Friday, the 28-year-old Belgian impressed when he bridged up to the favourites group on the Boigneberg. From there, his body refused to co-operate, and Vanmarcke started throwing up, lost contact with the leaders on the Oude Kwaremont and finished the race in the peloton.

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