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Flu Forces Cornu to Miss Track Worlds

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Dominique Cornu will be forced to watch from the sidelines as he has officially withdrawn from the UCI Track World Championships due to illness. He was expected to make a bid for the 4,000-meter individual pursuit event and was actually one of the top favorites to win.

Cornu was the only cyclist from Belgium to win a medal at the 2009 World Championships, and had high hopes of winning another medla for his country in this year’s competition, which is scheduled to be held in Denmark this coming March 24.

However, a bout of flu (which had sidelined him since February) has put his plans for success on hold. Cornu had already missed riding in the Ruta del Sol and the recent Paris-Nice event, and is still far from getting back on his feet, never mind going back into the saddle.

In the light of Cornu’s absence, Belgium’s hopes…

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Cornu Focused On World Track Championships

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Dominique Cornu has his sights firmly focused on the 2010 World Track Championships as he begins his first season with Team Skil-Shimano. The Belgian star has already began track tests in The Netherlands, with his new team in full support of his Track Worlds goals.

Cornu is taking this opportunity from Team Skil-Shimano to try out his new bike and gear at the Apeldoorn Velodrome in The Netherlands, and he is reportedly pleased with the initial results. The Belgian rider is known as a specialist in racing against the clock, and will be gunning for a victory in the 4,000m Individual Pursuit, as well as getting a win in the team pursuit events.

Team Skil-Shimano has given full priority to the development of the team skinsuits for this season, focusing on the aerodynamic qualities of the materials, including the stitching on the suits themselves. Their efforts seemed to have…

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