Flecha abandons Vuelta

Juan Antonio Flecha has abandoned the Vuelta a Espana on stage seven, about 60 kilometres from the finish in Orihuela.

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The Sky rider is reported to have been affected by the same mystery illness that caused two other Sky riders, Ben Swift and John-Lee Augustyn, to quit on stage two.

Flecha was not one of the six Sky riders first affected by the illness, but started feeling rough just before stage six.

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