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From Lyme disease to Belgian champion, which is the sprinter Arnaud De Lie ?

The Belgian will perhaps be the star of this Tour de France among the sprinters.

He will be the headliner of the Lotto Dstny team. Arnaud De Lie will compete, à 22 years old, his first Tour de France with great ambitions after having won the Tour de France. the Belgian road championship, but without pressure as indicated by his sports manager. "Arnaud is going to the Tour without any pressure, since it is his first participation, we have no expectations. towards him. He goes there to learn and gain experience. Of course there are stages that suit him, and in the sprints, he can try his luck, but without any imperative.

The Belgian, back at the top, had major health problems; in recent months, affected&eac; particularly by Lyme disease. Not at the level at the start of the year, the Belgian was simply ill. Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is transmitted during the bite of a tick infected with borrelia, a bacteria from the spirocha family. you are. The infection is often without symptoms but can in certain cases lead to a sometimes disabling illness, as explained by Santé Public France. Rarely fatal, it can cause flu-like symptoms, including muscle and joint pain, headache, nausea and vomiting. Now recovered, the Belgian has had a string of victories since his return, notably in the Belgian championship. 

A prestigious title in the Belgian championship

Maybe the toughest national championship in the world with a pretty incredible sprinter's field. But at the end of the event, the young runner was defeated. sacred on the nose and &agrav; the beard of Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Green Jersey of the last Tour de France, and Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe), winner on the Champs-Élysées l' last year. Wout Van Aert (Visma-Lease a bike took 5th place. "I feel liberated& ;eacute;r&eac;, I really have no words for çit's the most beautiful jersey in the peloton and I will be able to wear it for a year. #39;is incredible. I really want to show off this jersey, and &soon start on the Tour de France" ~/p>

Already many victories

In 2024, the Lotto sprinter is already there. &agrav; 4 victories including the Tro Bro Leon and the Circuit de Wallonie. In 2023, Arnaud De Lie recordedé numerous victories, notably 2 on the Etoile de Bess&eges, the Tour de Wallonie and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116