Marlen Reusser out of Tour de France Femmes with concussion

The head injury was revealed through a hospital examination following stage 6.

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Marlen Reusser suffered a concussion in a crash during stage 6 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and will not start stage 7 tomorrow.

The team SD Worx rider crashed with 22 kilometers to go and remounted to finish the stage 15 minutes after winner Marianne Vos. A hospital examination later revealed the head injury.

It’s a disappointing way for the 30-year-old Swiss rider to end the Tour, but she leaves as the winner of stage 4.

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As the race enters its final two stages this weekend in the mountains, team SD Worx’s GC hopefuls Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Demi Vollering, who are in fifth and sixth overall at 1:05 and 1:11 back from race leader Vos, will miss the extra support that Reusser could have provided.


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