Tests Reveal Hushovd Suffered From Virus And Muscle Problem

Medical tests on Thor Hushovd reveal the former world road champion suffered from a virus and muscle inflammation during a season that saw him race fewer than three dozen times for the BMC Racing Team. Four Days Of Tests Hushovd underwent four days of evaluation and testing at the Salt Lake City Health and Fitness Institute under the supervision of BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max … [Read more...]

Team Sky Worker Dies After Contracting Virus

ORIHUELA, Spain, Sept 3, 2010 (AFP) - A masseur with Team Sky died on Friday, five days after he was taken to hospital with a virus that has also hit three riders in cycling's Tour of Spain, the British team said. Txema Gonzalez, 38, died in hospital in the southern Spanish city of Seville, Team Sky officials said. He had been treated since Sunday for a mysterious virus that earlier on … [Read more...]

Team Sky’s Flecha Withdraws From Tour of Spain

MURCIA, Spain, Sept 3, 2010 (AFP) - Spanish cyclist Juan Antonio Flecha withdrew from the Tour of Spain Friday, hours after being treated in hospital for a virus that has hit other members of Team Sky. Flecha dropped out of the race 126 kilometres into the 7th stage, a 187-kilometer course from Murcia to Orihuela in eastern Spain, an AFP journalist covering the event said. A spokesman … [Read more...]