the cycling team Astana to pull out of all the races leading up to 20. march.
In a press release writing Astana, who have danes, Jakob Fuglsang, and Jonas Gregaard in his squad, that the spread of the coronavirusset get the team to withdraw.
This means that Astana does not participate in the races Strade-Bianche, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.
- With the resolution we have chosen to protect the riders and the staff health and take responsibility for the fact that the virus does not spread further in the cykelmiljøet, says Astana manager Alexandr Vinokurov.
- of Course, we would prefer to participate in all the upcoming races, but for the current safety is most important. We still have a long season ahead of us with many other important goals. It was not an easy decision, but we will need to protect cykelfamilien and our families at home.
The british cycling team Team Ineos announced on Wednesday that the team withdrew from all the races leading up to Catalonia Around that begin 23. march.
the Announcement came after the team Mitchelton-Scott withdrew from all races for both men and women up to 22. march.
14 doctors from the 11 professional cycling teams wrote the same day a letter to the race organizers ASO and RCS Sport and The International cycling federation (UCI) in order to get them to cancel the Italian race Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo.
last week was the last two stages of the UAE's Tour cancelled due to fears of coronavirus.
the Two italians from the staff of one of the teams was infected with the coronavirus, and on Tuesday, it emerged that four additional persons, there was a part of the race, are infected.
At the moment, sitting four rode in quarantine at a hotel in Abu Dhabi in The United Arab Emirates. Including Cofidis, the Danish cyclist Jesper Hansen on the team.
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