Theo Bos takes own food to Langkawi to avoid illness

Dutch sprinter Theo Bos celebrated Tour de Langkawi stage win with meal made of canned tuna

Theo Bos at the Tour de Langkawi 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Theo Bos (Belkin) approaches Asian races with caution so that he does not become sick or worse yet, fail an anti-doping test. He celebrated yesterday's stage win in the Tour de Langkawi with a canned tuna dinner.

"Last year, I became sick as soon as I got here," Bos told Cycling Weekly. "Also in the Tour of Qatar last month. I was eating just from the buffet there but I also didn't feel good so I thought, I'll bring as much as I can to these races. I'm trying to be really careful."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.