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Wielinga out

Quick-Step's Remmert Wielinga didn't start in the team time trial, as he was suffering from fever. After the team transferred to Italy on Wednesday evening, Wielinga had breathing problems, and woke with a sore throat and stomach pain. "I thought it was a cold, and it didn't seem too bad," he told ANP. "But during the course of the morning, it kept getting worse."

Wielinga said that he had no strength to ride, then he lay in bed for several hours with fever. "This can happen to anyone, but it's of course really a pain."

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