Anna van der Breggen pulls out of European Championships

OYAMA JAPAN JULY 25 Anna van der Breggen of Team Netherlands during the Womens road race on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Fuji International Speedway on July 25 2021 in Oyama Shizuoka Japan Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) at the Tokyo Olympics Games (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Anna van der Breggen has withdrawn from the Dutch team for the UEC Road European Championships after struggling during the four-day Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta. The World Champion is now in the midst of investigating why she's unable to find her normal hard to beat form.

The SD Worx rider, who is set to retire at the end of the season, said she had told national coach Loes Gunnewijk that she wouldn’t line up for Netherlands at the European Championships road race in Trentino, September 8-12.

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