Abi Van Twisk takes maternity leave from Trek-Segafredo

Abi Van Twisk (Trek-Segafredo)
Abi Van Twisk (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Trek-Segafredo announced on Friday that Abi Van Twisk will put her professional cycling career on hold as she prepares to welcome her first child in February. The British rider is in her second year of a two-year contract with the American outfit and will effectively take maternity leave, with full pay to the end of her contract, but she is not putting pressure on herself to return to the sport immediately following the birth of her child.

Trek-Segafredo confirmed that Van Twisk has not competed since Le Samyn des Dames in February, after which the racing season was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her two-year contract expires in December of this year.

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