As reported by As diary, the cycling test has been canceled for prevent the spread of the pathogen.
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Suspended in the absence of 2 stages
The cycling event, which I gathered in United Arab Emirates to some of the best runners in the world, including Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome, Tadej Pogacar or Adam Yates, has been canceled this Thursday due to the spread of the pathogen when there were two stages to be disputed.
For now, both runners and others involved in the race will have to pass controls to determine if they are infected and cannot leave their hotels.
Two Italian participants tested positive
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council confirmed that “two Italian participants tested positive»For the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19:« The decision has been made to ensure the protection of all race participants«. It was confirmed that they were two members of the UAE Emirates team staff.
Abu Dhabi WTS in danger
Next week the first round of the Triathlon World Series will be held in Abu Dhabi. We will have to wait as the propagation evolves to see if the test is held.
The ITU has not yet done no release
They will test all the runners
Froome himself has tweeted from the hotel: «It's a shame to cancel the race, but the most important thing is public health.
It's a shame that the #UAETour has been canceled but public health must come first. We are all awaiting testing and will remain at the hotel until further notice. I hope those affected make a speedy recovery and there aren't any further cases #coronavirus
- Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) -
We are all waiting for medical tests and will remain at the hotel until further notice. I hope the recovery of those affected and that there are no more cases ».
Movistar Team confirms that it has received from the organizers of the #UAETour the notification about the cancellation of the test. All our members are well and will pass in the next hours at your Abu Dhabi hotel the relevant tests to rule out any condition.
- Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) -