Cian Uijtdebroeks resumes training after sudden illness forced him to abandon Giro d'Italia from fifth place overall

Cian Uijtdebroeks seemed ready to take on the leading role for Visma | Lease a Bike at this Giro d'Italia, but the Belgian had to give up sick halfway through the second week. For the 21-year-old it's a huge setback as he was looking strong in the fight for final top 5.

But now Uijtdebroeks can look ahead and plan again. The promising rider has recovered from his illness and is training in the mountains, probably in the Sierra Nevada, he said on Instagram. "I'm slowly but surely getting back into it," the caption reads.

Uijtdebroeks previously made himself heard after his sudden retirement in the Giro d'Italia. The Belgian climber from Visma | Lease a Bike made it clear on his social media that the sudden retirement from the race left him depply saddened.

"No words can describe my disappointment at this moment," Uijtdebroeks said on Instagram at the time. "Due to illness I have to leave the Giro d'Italia. I wanted to thank the team for the great support. You are all heroes to me."

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