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Kennaugh out of Tour de France

Illness forces 26-year-old to quit race

Peter Kennaugh has been forced to pull out of the Tour de France because of illness.

The news has been confirmed by Team Sky on its Twitter feed.

The 26-year-old double British road race champion has reportedly been unwell, which has left him struggling for form on the last few stages.

He's the first Team Sky rider to pull out of Le Tour this year.

The team says more details will be released later, when it issues its report on today's sixteenth stage. 

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