Surgery for Dean

New Zealand cyclist Julian Dean (Credit Agricole) has undergone an operation to remove his gall bladder and appendix after dropping out of last week's Trust House Classic (Tour of Wellington) complaining of abdominal pain.

Dean withdrew from the race after the third stage and was taken to Wellington Hospital for tests. On Saturday he went under the knife and was discharged on Tuesday, according to He is now recovering at home in Rotorua.

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