Gerrans training for Worlds after Sky's Vuelta withdrawal

Simon Gerrans, Tour de France 2010 stage 1

Sky's Vuelta a España riders are re-adjusting their season's plans following the team's withdrawal from the race. Team manager, David Brailsford made the decision on Saturday following the death of Sky's soigneur, Txema Gonzalez.

''Initially, I thought: 'Wow, that is pretty extreme, life has got to go on and we had all busted our arses to be there,' as much as we all felt the loss of Txema," Simon Gerrans said in a teleconference, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. "But when you sit down and look at the decision a little more closely, you can see the reasons why.''

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