Bora-Hansgrohe 'disappointed and angry' after being denied Ghent-Wevelgem start due to Covid-19 quarantine

Team manager Ralph Denk argues the reasoning behind the decision is 'unclear and arbitrary

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Bora-Hansgrohe manager Ralph Denk says he is "angry and disappointed" after the decision by the E3 Saxo Bank Classic Covid doctor to impose a seven-day quarantine on two-thirds of his team after Matt Walls tested positive for coronavirus, meaning the WorldTour outfit will now miss both Ghent-Wevelgem and Dwars door Vlaanderen.

The German team had been given the green light by the UCI and Ghent-Wevelgem race organisers, after being forced to pull out of the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, before the E3 doctor ordered the seven-day quarantine, with Flanders Classics CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel telling Sporza he can't overrule a doctor who has designated seventeen people from the team as "high-risk contact".

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