Van Goolen out, Arvesen in Amstel

Team CSC's Jurgen Van Goolen will not take the start of Sunday's Amstel Gold Race. The 27-year-old Belgian has been suffering from stomach problems and will be replaced by Kurt-Asle Arvesen in the Dutch classic.

"I've been suffering these really bad pains in my stomach for a while, but we've discovered the cause of the problem and I'm now receiving the proper treatment," Van Goolen said in a team statement. "It turns out I have an infection in my small intestine and I've had trouble digesting certain types of food," he explained. "I think I'll only need a couple of weeks brake from races, but I'm OK to train normally, so my form shouldn't suffer too much." Van Goolen traveled to Lanaken to meet with team manager Bjarne Riis about his goals for the rest of the season.

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