Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will not take part in the season opening Milan-San Remo classic because he is suffering from gastroenteritis, his RadioShack team said Friday.
Armstrong, 38, will be replaced by team-mate Fumiyuki Beppu.
"It would have been good to have Lance in the line-up for the start by we prefer not to take any risk," team director Johan Bruyneel said.
"It would not be very intelligent to let him start in a race of almost 300 kilometres while not being healthy."
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