Pneumonia stops Gianluca Brambilla from riding in Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico

Italian Gianluca Brambilla forced to sit out Strade Bianche as he suffers from a respiratory infection

Gianluca Brambilla. Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Trek-Segafredo confirmed on Thursday that Gianluca Brambilla will miss Saturday's Strade Bianche and the forthcoming Tirreno-Adriatico stage race (March 7-13) in Italy as he is suffering from pneumonia.

The 30-year-old Italian was due to be one of the American team's hopes on the famous white roads of Strade Bianche in Tuscany, having placed third in the race in 2016.

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