Rui Costa out of Tour de France overall battle with bronchitis

World Champion Rui Costa likely to change his Tour de France aim from yellow jersey to stage wins

Rui Costa, Tour de France 2014 stage five

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

World Champion Rui Costa must reconsider his Tour de France ambitions after bronchitis knocked him out of the overall battle.

"He was just battling to breathe yesterday," Lampre-Merida team manager, Brent Copeland told Cycling Weekly. "He just had to save himself."

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