Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-07, 02:01 PM   #1
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Astarloa on the Ullrich diet...

Astarloa sidelined with toxoplasmosis

By Susan Westemeyer

The biggest name to drop out of yesterday's Dauphiné Libéré stage was Igor Astarloa, Team Milram's captain. Team Spokeswoman Stefan Schwenke explained to Cyclingnews the 2003 World Champion came down with toxoplasmosis. "Nothing serious but it takes some time to get rid of it."

According to the US Center for Disease Control, toxoplasmosis is usually caused by "eating contaminated raw or partly cooked meat, especially pork, lamb or venison; by touching your hands to your mouth after handling undercooked meat, [or by] contaminating food with knives, utensils, cutting boards and other foods that have had contact with raw meat."

Most cases show no symptoms at all, while mild cases show flu-like symptoms. "If symptoms occur they typically go away within a few weeks to months," according to the CDC. It is not yet known how long Astarloa could be out of action.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.