Ellen van Dijk out of Brabantse Pijl and Amstel Gold Race after COVID-19 positive

DENIA SPAIN JANUARY 19 Ellen Van Dijk of The Netherlands during the Team TrekSegafredo Women Elite 2021 Training TrekSegafredo on January 19 2021 in Denia Spain Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) will not start Brabantse Pijl Dames on Wednesday April 14 or Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition on Sunday April 18 after testing positive for COVID-19. 

Van Dijk confirmed that she "got caught by COVID" in a post on Instagram Sunday, writing that she didn't feel she was in top form at the Tour of Flanders last weekend, and then felt ill in the days following the race and has experienced flu-like symptoms. 

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