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Injury forces O'Grady out of Vuelta, Bouygues sign a quartet of Dutchmen, Cipollini caught going too

Injury forces O'Grady out of Vuelta, Bouygues sign a quartet of Dutchmen, Cipollini caught going too

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Cofidis sprinter Stuart O'Grady has pulled out of the Vuelta, which starts in Granada on Saturday, due to tendonitis in his left quadriceps. The Australian's place in the team goes to Herv Duclos-Lasalle, son of two-time Paris-Roubaix winner Gilbert.

- The French Bouygues Telecom team have signed up no less than four former members of Rabobank's development team. With Hans Dekkers (Agritubel), Michiel Elijzen and Mathieu Heijboer (Cofidis) already confirmed in their ranks, Bouygues have also signed 23-year-old Dutchman Stef Clement.

- Former world champion and world best sprinter Mario Cipollini will have to get his speed kicks in a different way after his driving licence was revoked when he was caught driving at 115kph in a 50kph zone on the outskirts of the Italian city of Lucca.

- Damiano Cunego took just his second win of the season when he won the GP Nobili Rubinetterie in Arona this afternoon. 'The Little Prince' beat breakaway companion Ruslan Pidgornyy in the sprint after the pair broke away on the last 11.4km lap of the race. Watched by Italian national selector Franco Ballerini, Cunego gave the first clear signs that he is over the glandular fever that troubled him through the Giro and prevented him starting the Tour de France.

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