Van der Poel and Alpecin-Fenix leave after a positive

One of the Alpecin-Fenix staff members tested positive for coronavirus in tests carried out yesterday and the team has made the decision to abandon the race.


The success of the Alpecin-Fenix this Sunday with the great victory of Mathieu Van der Poel in the first stage of the UAE Tour has turned into a nightmare this Monday before the start of the chrono of the second stage of the United Arab Emirates race.

The team itself issued a statement on Monday in which it announced its withdrawal from the race after a member of its staff tested positive for coronavirus in the tests to which he was subjected this Sunday.

This is the entire team statement

"The Alpecin-Fenix, according to the USE Tour organizers, has decided to withdraw its team from the race to safeguard the race bubble and ensure its continuation.

The team has reported a positive coronavirus from a staff member after the tests that were carried out this Sunday, February 21.

After receiving the results, the affected person was immediately placed in isolation and also all those who had contact with him, according to the measures and protocols established by the organizers and the health authorities of the United Arab Emirates. All team members will undergo further testing in the next few days and, in the meantime, will remain in quarantine. "

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