The Austrian national team has lost two riders for Wednesday's U23 and women's time trials, leaving Christiane Soeder as the country's lone representative on that day. Both Stefan Denifl and Andrea Graus have had to cancel their appearances due to colds.
Denifl would have been the only U23 time trialist for Austria. "He was a little under the weather the last few weeks," said national trainer Franz Hartl. The youngster will now concentration on Saturday's road race, as will Graus. Both will now arrive in Stuttgart on Thursday to prepare for the road races.