Lorena Wiebes abandons Tour de France Femmes

ROSHEIM FRANCE JULY 29 Lorena Wiebes of Netherlands and Team DSM Women Green Points Jersey prior to the 1st Tour de France Femmes 2022 Stage 6 a 1286km stage from SaintDidesVosges to Rosheim TDFF UCIWWT on July 29 2022 in Rosheim France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) before stage 6 and a crash which left her with stitches (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) was been cleared to continue in the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift following her heavy crash on stage 6 but abandoned the race after being dropped amid multiple attacks in the early kilometres of stage 7.

The Dutchwoman came down along with sprint rival Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) on Friday's stage, finishing more than seven minutes down and sustaining injuries that required stitches. 

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