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Martin Gold Cup hopes dashed by infection

Guy Martin is unable to regain his Scarborough Gold Cup crown after being struck with an infection.
Guy Martin's quest to win an eighth Scarborough Gold Cup has been scuppered by a blood infection that prompted a hospital stay.

Martin was looking to bring a successful first year as a Relentless By TAS Suzuki racer to a satisfying conclusion with victory at Oliver's Mount, but a four-day stay in hospital with a blood infection has forced him to withdraw.

A seven-time winner of the event from 2003 to 2009, Martin was frustrated to be missing his local meeting.

“By 'eck I thought I was only going to hospital for a check up and they kept me in for four days on an IV drip. I still didn't think it would keep me out of Scarborough, but when I tried to ride my pushbike I couldn't even push the pedals round one revolution.

“It's not the job at all, especially as I love the Gold Cup and was looking to get back on the top step – this time with the TAS boys. It's not meant to be but there's always next year boy.”



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