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Mads Pedersen leaves the Giro d’Italia with tracheitis

Mads Pedersen leaves the Giro d'Italia with tracheitis

The Giro d’Italia peloton suffered another loss on Friday morning ahead of the shortened stage 13 as maglia ciclamino contender Mads Pedersen dropped out of the race after falling ill overnight.

Pedersen’s Trek-Segafredo team explained that the Dane, who won stage 6 in Naples, had come down with tracheitis. He’s the 41st rider to leave the race, meaning 135 will take the start of stage 13 to Crans-Montana from the new start at Le Châble.

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