Defending champion Jasper Stuyven out of Milan-San Remo with sickness

Mads Pedersen will step in and race his first La Classicissima

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Team Trek-Segafredo today announced that Jasper Stuyven has come down with illness and will not be able to defend his Milan-San Remo title this weekend.

The 29-year-old Belgian started to feel unwell after racing Paris-Nice, where more than half of the peloton abandoned the race over the course of eight days due to sickness.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.