Last week, world champion Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå (Multivan - Merida) got doctor's approval to restart her training schedule and begin her return to racing. The Norwegian was sidelined due to a gastrointestinal virus. Following a current two-week training camp in Italy, Dahle Flesjå will announce the exact date of her return to racing. Dahle Flesjå is looking forward to returning to the pro athlete's rhythm of life, and she is confident that she will be able to rebuild her form.
"The exact time and place of Gunn-Rita's return to racing is not a priority right now," said Team manager Andreas Rottler. "Instead, her health is by far more important to us, so she must not expose herself to racing-induced stress too early. During the most recent seasons, Gunn-Rita has achieved marvelous and numerous victories which we should not forget in such a situation hence we grant her the necessary time for recovery."