Sky soigneur on Vuelta dies of bacterial infection

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Team Sky has reported that its Spanish soigneur Txema Gonzalez, 43, has died of septic shock, a condition brought on by a bacterial infection, on Friday afternoon.

Gonzalez was present with the team when the race started in Seville but was forced to go into hospital as a result of the illness, which coincided with the entire team and several members of team staff going down with a severe stomach infection.

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