This Caja Rural rider has a pretty good excuse for not starting a race tomorrow

Danilo Celano won't be riding a bike or doing much else for a few days after his eye swelled up with an insect sting

Danilo Celano and his nasty swollen eye

(Image credit: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

We've heard plenty of excuses for riders not taking to the start lines of races or abandoning halfway through, but Caja Rural rider Danilo Celano has a pretty good reason for not starting the La Route d'Occitanie on Thursday.

Celano had been due to take to the start line of the opening stage in Cap Découverte as part of the seven-strong Caja Rural team, but the team have now been forced to call in a replacement after Celano had a nasty reaction to an insect sting.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.