UAE Tour quarantine nears end as riders and staff are told they're allowed to go home

Those who were on lockdown are now waiting on paperwork to let them leave the country

UAE Tour hotel quarantine (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The quarantine of riders, staff and media at the UAE Tour is set to end after the 167 coronavirus tests carried out came back negative.

Around 600 people involved in the race were placed under lockdown in their hotels and the WorldTour stage race was cancelled with two days remaining after two people were reported to have been infected with the virus.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.