July 19, 2004
Jakob Piil withdraws from Tour
CSC's Jakob Piil, who spent seemingly the entire first week of the 2004 Tour in a breakaway, has withdrawn from the race complaining of a knee problem.
The Dane had to be a favorite for the Tour's newest competition, for the overall most aggressive rider in the race.
Piil is the first withdrawal by a CSC rider, leaving Ivan Basso 7 teammates. Still riding with a full slate are US Postal, Quick Step-Davitamon, and Rabobank.
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