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Armstrong sidelined by bronchitis

3/19/2004

MILAN, Italy -- Lance Armstrong withdrew from the Milan-San
Remo cycling race Friday with a mild case of bronchitis.

Armstrong, going for his record sixth Tour de France win later
this summer, told the organizers of the opening World Cup event
that he could not race.

The event starts Saturday.

Nearly 250 starters are set to cover the 182.2-mile race, mostly
along the Italian Riviera.