Heidi Franz shifts to DNA Pro Cycling after Zaaf departure

Heidi Franz
Heidi Franz (Image credit: Sylvain Sly)

Heidi Franz has signed a contract to race with DNA Pro Cycling for the remainder of the 2023 season after resigning from the Zaaf Cycling Team on April 17. DNA Pro Cycling confirmed the addition of Franz to their roster on Friday.

The UCI has granted Franz an exemption to register with a new team ahead of the transfer window, which starts on June 1, due to the extenuating circumstance surrounding her departure from Zaaf Cycling Team.

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