Boels-Dolmans left reeling after injury and illness force whole team withdrawal from Dwars Door Vlaanderen

No time to panic - illness and injury mean Boels-Dolmans are not strong enough this spring, but when it comes to the WorldTour, one out of three ain’t bad

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Such was their list of ill and injured riders, Boels-Dolmans – last year’s stand-out women’s team – were forced to withdraw from Dwars Door Vlaanderen this week.

These health issues have greatly impacted on the team’s ability to race as they would like, and negatively contributed to the team’s results.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.