Armstrong out of San Remo with stomach bug

Lance Armstrong, Tour Down Under 2010

Lance Armstrong has been forced to withdraw from Saturday's Milan-San Remo race in Italy due to a bought of gastroenteritis, Team RadioShack confirmed on Friday.

The RadioShack leader will be replaced on the squad by Japanese rider Fumiyuki Beppu. It's the second set-back for the US-based squad's Milan-San Remo line-up after Belgian sprinter Gert Steegmans was deemed unfit to start due to injury sustained after a fall at Paris-Nice.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.