Pre-race favorite Marianne Vos is not going to race the Girls’s Tour of Flanders resulting from “well being points”, her workforce has confirmed.
Vos had been anticipated to start out Sunday’s race, however CCC-Liv stated that the 2013 champion was “not match sufficient to start out”. The workforce stated her absence from the beginning line was not associated to Covid-19 however didn’t elaborate additional on her situation.
With Vos lacking from the line-up, the workforce will likely be led by Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Sofia Bertizzolo, who completed fourth in final 12 months’s race.
Moolman-Pasio had a tough begin to the second a part of the season after she crashed throughout coaching for Strade Bianche and wanted 60 stitches to deal with her wounds. Since returning to racing, she completed sixth general on the Giro Rosa, sixth at La Flèche Wallonne and sixteenth at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Becoming a member of Bertizzolo and Moolman-Pasio within the six-rider roster are: Riejanne Markus, who acquired a last-minute call-up on Saturday morning to interchange Vos, Jeanne Korevaar, Evy Kuijpers and Soraya Paladin.
“There are slender sections in between the place we actually have to take a seat in entrance and be alert,” stated directeur sportif Jeroen Blijlevens. “From the Kanarieberg, we comply with the normal last once more. The actual last is anticipated to blow up on the Kruisberg. We hope we are able to play it tactically sensible.”
Vos is the second pre-race favorite that won’t make the beginning line on Sunday after Alé BTC Ljubljana confirmed Marta Bastianelli wouldn’t be capable of defend her title. The workforce had been compelled to tug out of Gent-Wevelgem final week after a member of the workforce examined optimistic for Covid-19.
The workforce has been re-tested since, however the outcomes is not going to be recognized till in the present day, making it unattainable for the workforce to reach in Belgium in time for the beginning.
The Astana Girls’s Staff and Chevalmeire have additionally pulled out of the race resulting from coronavirus considerations, whereas Equipe Paulé Ka have withdrawn from the race after the workforce was compelled to fold following the collapse of its cope with its title sponsor.