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Vainsteins set for operation; start of season compromised

Former world road race champion Romans Vainsteins is set to undergo an operation to remove an abscess from his scrotum in the next few days, his Domo-Farm Frites team announced in Brussels Tuesday. The Latvian rider will then be forced to take a rest from the saddle for at least two weeks, meaning he will miss the opening World Cup event of the season — Milan-San Remo on March 23. Copyright AFP 2002

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By VeloNews Interactive Wire Services, Copyright AFP 2002

Former world road race champion Romans Vainsteins is set to undergo an operation to remove an abscess from his scrotum in the next few days, his Domo-Farm Frites team announced in Brussels Tuesday.

The Latvian rider will then be forced to take a rest from the saddle for at least two weeks, meaning he will miss the opening World Cup event of the season — Milan-San Remo on March 23.

Copyright AFP 2002