Vos, Uttrup Ludwig sidelined from Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) competes over Kemmelberg cobblestones during Gent-Wevelgem
Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) competes over Kemmelberg cobblestones during Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Marianne Vos and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig will not compete at Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes on Sunday. Although both riders were initially on the event's preliminary start list, their respective teams, Jumbo-Visma and FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope, confirmed to Cyclingnews that they will not participate in the final Ardennes Classics.

Marianne Vos was one of the favourites for Paris-Roubaix but returned a positive test for COVID-19 on the morning of the event held on April 16. The current cyclo-cross World Champion, who finished runner-up to Lizzie Deignan in the inaugural edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes last October, said she was enormously disappointed to have to sit out but that she supported the team's policy.

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