'Anyone who enters the bubble now will not leave it': Teams take further Covid-19 precautions ahead of major Classics

Teams are becoming increasingly cautious in protecting their Covid-19 bubbles to avoid risking missing the likes of Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

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The men’s peloton is increasingly becoming more concerned about the risk of positive Covid-19 cases, with Deceuninck-Quick-Step’s doctor warning that “anyone who enters the bubble now will not leave it.”

In the past week there has been a number of positive cases involving riders in Belgian and Spanish races, with Britain’s Matt Walls contracting the virus forcing his Bora-Hansgrohe team to miss the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Ghent-Wevelgem, while Lotto-Soudal’s Harry Sweeny missed the Classic Brugge-De Panne. Likewise, Trek-Segafredo didn’t race Ghent-Wevelgem because of two positives.

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