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07/24/2012 06:56 EDT | Updated 09/23/2012 05:12 EDT

Report: French time trial champion Sylvain Chavanel fit for Olympics despite abandoning Tour

PARIS - French time trial champion Sylvain Chavanel will reportedly be fit for the London Olympics despite pulling out of the Tour de France during the 15th stage.

The 33-year-old Chavanel was forced to quit because of a chest infection.

Chavanel is quoted in Tuesday's edition of French newspaper L'Equipe saying he will race in London but was "very scared for two or three days after I quit the Tour."