Ashleigh Moolman Pasio pulls out of Tour de France Femmes

LE MARKSTEIN FRANCE JULY 30 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of South Africa and Team SD Worx crosses the finishing line during the 1st Tour de France Femmes 2022 Stage 7 a 1271km stage from Slestat to Le Marksteinc TDFF UCIWWT on July 30 2022 in Le Markstein France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Moolman Pasio was off the pace on stage 7 of the Tour de France Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio will play no further part in the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift, pulling out due to illness after struggling on the first mountain stage of the race. 

The South African climber had been expected to be among the battle for the yellow jersey on the mountain stages of the final weekend but was short of her best on Saturday. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.