A stomach infection will be forcing Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky to miss out on the action in the upcoming Tour of Catalunya this week. However, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford says that even though it is “unfortunate” that Wiggins will not be able to race in the Spanish event this week, his training for the 2010 Tour de France won’t be derailed by this unexpected interruption.
“We’re going to assess the situation quickly and adjust his (Wiggins) race programme so that nothing is jeopardized,” says Brailsford. The 29-year-old former Olympic cycling champion has been improving and performing better, getting strong results in his events including a 3rd overall finish at the Tour of Murcia last three weeks ago.
Brailsford expressed his confidence that Wiggins will be back in racing form soon and will be able to return to his race programme easily enough. He added that the team is not expecting Wiggins to stay on the injured list for long.
The team principal added that it is fairly common to see riders get sick at this time of the year, so Wiggin’s illness won’t be a big problem for the team, especially since the rider was already showing strong form before his illness, therefore his temporary absence from the races won’t be a setback at all.
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