Best explanation of why riders get intestinal problems this time of year. Remember that when you see shots of Paris-Roubaix finishers caked in mud. From CyclingNews.com:
And how does the cow manure work its magic on the riders? "When the riders sped through these stretches, the excrement sprayed out in all directions -- onto the riders' faces and onto the mouthpieces of their water bottles. Consequently, when a rider took a swig from his bottle, he also unwittingly swallowed millions of E-coli bacteria. Within 12 hours of the E-coli contamination, the riders suffered severe upset stomachs with vomiting and diarrhea."
Great. I think I'll beg off paceline rides til the rain stops.