Oliveira trades Giro Rosa start for Olympic support

Brazilian Flavia Oliveira, the winner of the mountains classification in last year's Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile (Giro Rosa), was not on the start line at the prologue today. She and her Lensworld-Zannata team dissolved their contract earlier this month over conflicting sponsorship of the trade team - which rides Zannata bikes - and Oliveira's national team, which is now supported by Specialized Brazil.

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