Lucinda Brand won the Ladies Tour of Norway last year and she was one of the favourites also this year. But this Saturday night the former Dutch champion is writing on Twitter that she has the leave out both the World Tour in Sweden and Norway.
– Hard and difficult to decide not to race in Sweden and Norway. But getting 100% fit is more important as there are still nice races coming, is Brand writing on Twitter.
She won last years LToN after a solobreak on the stage between Mysen and Sarpsborg. There she got the lead she never gave away again. This year she has moved to Team Sunweb and she was their hope for the GC.
Now it will probably be Ellen Van Dijk who has to deliver for Team Sunweb in Norway