Marianne Vos out of Paris-Roubaix due to COVID-19

ROUBAIX FRANCE OCTOBER 02 Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team chasing the breakaway during the 1st ParisRoubaix 2021 Womens Elite a 1164km race from Denain to Roubaix ParisRoubaixFemmes ParisRoubaix on October 02 2021 in Roubaix France Photo by Etienne Garnier PoolGetty Images
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Marianne Vos will miss Paris-Roubaix Femmes after she tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before the race. The Dutchwoman placed second in the inaugural edition last year after a determined pursuit of lone winner Lizzie Deignan.

“The disappointment is enormous,” Vos said in a statement released by her Jumbo-Visma team on Saturday morning.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.