on Saturday at 13.45 says the delayed start to this year's Strade Bianche in Italy - a race you can follow directly on her.dk.
Cycling is the first on the World Tour since the Paris-Nice in march, where the coronapandemien put an abrupt stop to almost all professional sport in the world.
the Strade Bianche will be the start of a 100 days long cykelkalender, where almost a whole year of cycling condensed down to three months.
The first major race since the coronapausen, etapeløbet the Vuelta a Burgos, started 28. July, but cykelrytternes comeback on the road is not, however, the process very smoothly.
the UAE-the team had within 2. stage of the race pulling three riders from the field, because they had been in contact with a person who was assumed to be coronasmittet.
the Sports director of the NTT Lars Michaelsen think it was just legal quick on the trigger, as regards the riders ' exit.
- If you are looking at the situation with the UAE, where there was talk about the three riders who had been in the room with someone who was infected and who you now know has been tested negative, then it is a little hysterical.
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- I must not mix myself in it, for it is the internal strategies and politics, but I do think that you overreagerede a little, " says Lars Michelsen.
Former professional cyclist and now commentator on Eurosport Thomas Bay, have confidence that the teams take their riders out, if they find out that they may have been in the infection.
Also in the big races like the Tour de France and Vuelta a España.
- It is not the case that they are more willing to gamble more when they enter in the race of slightly higher rank.
- People are well aware that if cykelsæsonen to succeed, so must the guidelines be kept, he says.
After the Strade Bianche follows 18 World Tour race in 2020.
the Tour de France is scheduled to start 29. august. The Giro d'italia to start 3. October, and the Vuelta a España takes place from 20. October.
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