The planned debut of Larry Warbasse for the Aqua Blue Sport was dealt an unfriendly card when stones blocking his salivary glands forced him to rush off to the hospital where they were removed.
He quickly recovered from the surgery in time to join up for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. However, since he made his Australian campaign debut, he has been on the back foot.
Warbasse still remains in recovery mode and placed on antibiotics as well. This has not prevented him from joining his team in his second race with them so far at the Herald Sun Tour.
The 26-year old and his team are already plotting a final day all-out assault on the Kinglake roads having animated every break of the race so far.
Speaking to CyclingNews, Warbasse said:
“I was really hoping to be good for these races and put a lot of time and effort into the preparation and everything. Unfortunately with that whole thing, I haven’t been at 100 per cent so that is too bad but that is life I guess” (more…)