Jolien d'Hoore will not defend women's World Cup lead this weekend

Wiggle-Honda rider Jolien d'Hoore will not race this weekend with eyes on getting enough training for the World Championships

Jolien D'hoore, stage winner, Women's Tour 2015, stage two

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The leader of the UCI Women's World Cup, Wiggle-Honda's Jolien d'Hoore, has announced she will not be competing at the final event of the series this weekend in order to fully prepare for September's World Championships.

D'Hoore took the lead last weekend with a win at the Crescent Vårgårda road race in Sweden as a late crash by Lizzie Armitstead saw her slip down the leaderboard.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.