Andy Schleck out of Paris-Nice with stomach problems

Andy Schleck, Paris-Nice 2012, stage one

Andy Schleck has been forced to quit this year's Paris-Nice after suffering from gastroenteritis, his RadioShack-Nissan squad announced on Tuesday morning.

The Tour de France contender from Luxembourg had been off the pace on the opening two stages of the race, losing nearly 11 minutes to stage winner Tom Boonen and overall rivals Bradley Wiggins and Levi Leipheimer on Monday's stage to Orleans.

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