CCC-Liv pull out of Spanish races due to major COVID-19 concerns

The CCC-Liv team on the start podium in Belgium (Image credit: Getty Images)

CCC-Liv have pulled out of the first races of the revised calendar in Spain just hours before the start due to fears about new cases of COVID-19 and concerns that other teams and race organisers have not followed the UCI's COVID-19 protocol to ensure a protective, virus-free bubble for the teams.    

Marianne Vos and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio were due to lead CCC-Liv in Thursday's Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa and Friday's Klasikoa Navarra but they have decided to stay in a protective bubble in Spain before Sunday's Durango-Durango race.

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