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Pierrick Fédrigo suffers from Lyme disease

Category: Cycling

Pierrick Fédrigo hasn't had a good start of the season, and that's sad, because it's his first season with FDJ and it's always good for the self-esteem to start the season well with a new team.

Besides a second place at GP de Plumelec-Morbihan, the Frenchman has never climbed the podium. And now he has found out why. He suffers from Lyme disease, which he got from a tick bite.

It has been a frustrating season, as he hasn't achieved any of the year's goals, which was to repeat his overall victory at the Critérium International and to take a Tour de France stage win.

FDJ team doctor Gérard Guillaume says that the bacterial infection was the reason for the rider's poor season.