Cooke withdraws from Thüringen Rundfahrt due to illness

Nicole Cooke, British road race national championship 2009, women

Nicole Cooke was forced to withdraw from the Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt stage race in Germany last week due to illness.

The reigning World and Olympic champion, who recently took the British national road title for the tenth time, began to feel unwell the week before the race began in Altenburg, complaining of a sore throat.

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