Annemiek van Vleuten close to Movistar transfer, according to reports

The world champion is out of contract with Mitchelton-Scott at the end of the season

Annemiek van Vleuten (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Annemiek van Vleuten is set for a transfer to Movistar at the end of the season when her Mitchelton-Scott contract is up, according to sources.

The world champion was previously linked with a move to Jumbo-Visma's incoming women's team but Wielerflits reports Van Vleuten will sign a two-year deal with the Spanish squad.

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