Defending Gent-Wevelgem champion Kirsten Wild out after COVID-19 positive

MOTTAMONTECORVINO ITALY SEPTEMBER 19 Gloria Rodriguez Sanchez of Spain and Movistar Team Women Tatiana Guderzo of Italy and Team Ale BTC Ljubljana Kirsten Wild of The Netherlands and Ceratizit WNT Pro Cycling Team during the 31st Giro dItalia Internazionale Femminile 2020 Stage 9 a 1099km stage from Motta Montecorvino to Motta Montecorvino 645m GiroRosaIccrea GiroRosa on September 19 2020 in Motta Montecorvino Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Kirsten Wild during the Giro Rosa (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Defending champion Kirsten Wild will not compete in Sunday's Women's WorldTour race Gent-Wevelgem after testing positive for COVID-19, her Ceratizit-WNT team announced late Saturday.

Wild's absence follows that of the entire Alé BTC Ljubljana squad after one of their riders also tested positive.

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