Only yesterday the passengers of Jumbo-Visma spoke extensively to the press in Alicante, but today they have already returned home. During the daily Corona tests, one of the team members was infected.
Since the team has just arrived in Spain, the team assumes that the person has been infected at home. The team lived according to strict Corona protocol, which means that the number of high-risk contacts is limited.
The infected person and those considered high-risk contacts are now adhering to all measures. The remainder of the training period was also canceled immediately.
“This is the worst-case scenario that will become a reality,” Matthew Heibur says. “We have agreed in advance that we will close the training period in the event of contamination. This is the best way to ensure that the virus does not spread further within the team.”
Passengers allowed to travel can return home. Some also choose to continue training in Spain, but they do it individually and without much support from the team.
For now, this applies to Wout van Aert, who took part in a training run of just under 150 kilometers on Strava. He then turns the “team camp” into a “training camp”, as the Belgian champion stated.
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