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Ill Bradley Wiggins pulls out of Italy's Giro cycling race

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Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the winner of last year's Tour de France, has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia cycling race due to illness, his team announced on Friday.

"Due to a worsening chest infection, the decision was taken for Wiggins not to start the race's 13th stage on Friday from Busseto to Cherasco," Team Sky said in a statement. Wiggins stood in 13th place after Thursday's 12th stage, 5:22 behind the current leader, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, of Astana.

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