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Olympics-US cyclist Van Garderen opts out of Rio Games over Zika (Reuters)
Cyclist Tejay Van Garderen has withdrawn from consideration for the U.S. team for the Rio Olympics over concerns that the Zika virus outbreak could present risks for his pregnant wife, USA Cycling said on Thursday. "Although the risks associated with the Zika Virus can be minimal and precautions can be taken, my wife Jessica is pregnant, and I don't want to risk bringing anything back that could potentially have an effect," Van Garderen said in statement through USA Cycling. "I hope that I'll be in the position to race at the 2020 Olympic Games." Van Garderen competed in the road race at the 2012 Olympics, finishing 104th after working for team mate Taylor Phinney. More...
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