Movistar and FDJ withdraw from Ronde van Drenthe due to injuries

MYSEN NORWAY AUGUST 13 Annemiek Van Vleuten of Netherlands and Movistar Team Women Pink UCI Womens WorldTour Leader Jersey prior to the 7th Ladies Tour Of Norway 2021 Stage 2 a 145km stage from Askim to Mysen LTourOfNorway LTON21 UCIWWT on August 13 2021 in Mysen Norway Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope and Movistar have withdrawn from this weekend’s Ronde van Drenthe, the final event of the 2021 UCI Women’s WorldTour. Both teams have cited a shortage of riders following a series of injuries in recent weeks.

Movistar’s injury list includes WorldTour leader Annemiek van Vleuten, who fractured her shoulder and pelvis in two places during the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

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