ILLNESS has forced Patrick Shaw out of the the time-honoured Fred Icke Memorial Cycling Road Race at Creswick on Saturday, May 31.
The illness, which hospitalised the Ballarat professional rider, continues a run of misfortune for him in 2014.
Shaw showed signs that he was one his way back to form with a ninth in the Tour of Toowoomba, which finished at the weekend.
However, he did show signs of a cold in that event and on returning to Ballarat developed an elevated temperature.
He was to have carried the number one saddlecloth in the Fred Icke, which is starts and finishes in Creswick and run over three circuits of 44.3km.
The event has attracted more than 150 entries, with outmarkers on 36 minutes.
1 Patrick SHAW - Ballarat-Sebastopol CC
2 Conor MURTAGH - Brunswick CC
3 Freddy OVETT - Carnegie Caulfield CC
4 Darcy WOOLLEY - Port Fairy CC
5 Fergus SULLY - Blackburn CC
6 Zac QUINN - Mornington CC
7 Alistair DONOHOE - Blackburn CC
8 Lucas HAMILTON - Ararat and District CC
9 Matt BOYS - Brunswick CC
10 Nathan ELLIOTT - Brunswick CC
11 Michael HALE - Carnegie Caulfield CC
12 Oscar STEVENSON - Hawthorn CC
13 Zane HUNTER - Carnegie Caulfield CC
14 Drew MOREY - Carnegie Caulfield CC
15 Trent MOREY - Carnegie Caulfield CC
16 Stephen FAIRLESS - Shepparton CC
BALLARAT WEIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY
Weights will be declared at noon on Wednesday for Sunday's return to racing on Sportsbet-Ballarat's upgrade racetrack.
Fields will be declared on Thursday.