Patrick Lefevere: Athletes have to queue up for coronavirus vaccine just like everyone else

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss doesn't believe sportspeople should be prioritised

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Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere has said athletes should have to queue up for the coronavirus vaccine just like everyone else.

His comments come after UAE Team Emirates became the first WorldTour team to get vaccinated in Abu Dhabi during a training camp, the squad saying they were delighted to be able to "protect ourselves and others through taking the vaccine".

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