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Marianne Vos tests positive for COVID-19 the morning of Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Marianne Vos tests positive for COVID-19 the morning of Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Just a few hours prior to the start of the second Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, Jumbo-Visma announced that their team leader Marianne Vos tested positive…

Saturday, Apr 16

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Just a few hours prior to the start of the second Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, Jumbo-Visma announced that their team leader Marianne Vos tested positive for COVID-19 in her daily routine self-test. Vos finished second in the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes behind Trek-Segafredo’s Lizzie Deignan and one of her main goals for the new season was to finish one better. Before testing positive Vos was the odds-on favourite to take the win in the second edition of the Monument.

“The disappointment is enormous,” Vos said. “I had been looking forward to this race. When I tested positive this morning, the world came crashing down. But I support the team’s policy. I should not take any risks with my health. I’m going home, I’m taking a rest and I hope I keep feeling well.”

In order to be fully prepared for Saturday, Vos even sat out the Amstel Gold Race a week before Paris-Roubaix, a race she won in 2021. Her absence from Saturday’s race puts Jumbo-Visma in an interesting spot, but the rest of the team will be able to start. Luckily, their new signing Coryn Labecki showed promising form at the mid-week Brabantse Pijl and expressed interest in starting Paris-Roubaix Femmes with an open mind.

“Marianne was second last year and we want to do better than that, which leaves us with just the win,” Labecki said in the week leading up to the race. “We are in a position that it’s realistic. We have a good team to race for the […]

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