Marianne Vos lets go of season goals as she enters yet another recovery period

by Anne-Marije Rook


It has been a spring filled with ongoing uncertainty and frustration for Marianne Vos, who continues to suffer from injury.  Her team today announced yet another recovery period for the 12-time world champion, who’s been sidelined on-and-off with injuries since December.

Vos returned to racing in early April at the Rabobank Bikecenter VANTUYL Paasbike mountain bike race. A week later, in an exclusive interview with Ella CyclingTips ahead of her 2015 road racing debut at the Ronde van Gelderland, Vos said she felt good and appeared to be fully recovered.

But it wasn’t meant to be. Vos’ return to racing was disrupted once again when she sustained a rib fracture during a recon ride of the Ötztaler Forest Cross in Haiming, Austria, just a week later.

Now, well into the road season, Vos will enter another rest period until she has fully recovered from her injuries.

“Marianne do not feel fit enough to prepare properly and be race-ready,” Raboliv announced. “In agreement with management, it’s been decided  to let go of the goals for this year and first make a full recovery.”

At this time, it’s uncertain when Vos will make her return to racing.

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