Peter Kennaugh out of Giro d'Italia with illness

Manxman Peter Kennaugh will be replaced by Chris Sutton for the Giro d'Italia, starting on Friday in Belfast

Francesco Manuel Bongiorno, Peter Kennaugh and Matteo Rabottini on the podium after Stage 2 of the 2014 Coppi & Bartoli Week

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Peter Kennaugh will not line up as part of Sky's Giro d'Italia team on Friday (May 9) as a result of illness, the Manxman will be replaced on the start line by Chris Sutton.

According to Sky, Kennaugh has missed an important block of training in the lead-up to the Giro and has not sufficiently recovered to take part in the opening Grand Tour of the 2014 season. It's the second big withdrawal from Sky's line-up for the race after Richie Porte was also deemed unfit.

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