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June 09, 2005

Cunego diagnosed with Epstein-Barr, likely to miss Tour

Italy's Cunego doubtful for Tour de France

Last year's Giro d'Italia winner, Damiano Cunego of Lampre, didn't come near repeating, though he did contribute to teammate Gilberto Simoni's 2nd overall at the 2005 race.

Afterward, he underwent medical tests that diagnosed Epstein-Barr virus that's likely to keep him out of this year's Tour de France.

Ironically, the news comes on the heels of a three-year contract extension, and rumors that Simoni, Cunego's rival for team leadership, is in discussions with other teams for next season.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 9, 2005 in Damiano Cunego, Gilberto Simoni, Top Stories | Permalink

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