The UCI asks cyclists not to hug

The medical director of the UCI Xavier Bigard, has asked the cyclists to limit the euphoria in the celebrations

The moment of winning a competition for any athlete is something unique, adrenaline, excitement and euphoria come together when you get to cross the finish line first.

It is common for the winners to hug their team members to celebrate it, but in these times of pandemic, the UCI has already requested that this type of behavior be avoided,

It is a matter of image rather than the risk of contagion

The members of a team are regularly subjected to PCR tests to try to detect a possible contagion in time.

Although they are a kind of "bubble”And the risk of transmitting the virus in a hug is low, the medical director of the UCI, Xavier Brigard has asked cyclists to avoid doing it.we have to fight this virus and remind people that it is forbidden to touch other people

"We have to fight this virus and remind people that it is forbidden to touch other people"

"In my opinion as a doctor, the risk of being contaminated by this behavior is not very high.

However, the message that we have to send to the whole world and to the spectators of the race is that we have to fight this virus and remind people that it is forbidden to touch other people ”, Bigard commented during a webinar presentation on the ICU COVID-19 medical protocol.

“When we show some riders congratulating and hugging each other, it is not a good message for fans and spectators.

There is already a rule that prohibits cyclists from hugging or touching each other on the podium.

Common sense says that cyclists are alsoBetter if they show the same behavior after the finish line, even if they just won the race ”.

Source: noticiclismo

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