Israel-Premier Tech withdraw from Tour of Flanders for medical reasons

WorldTour squad already depleted by illness and injury hit by second Covid positive

Israel-Premier Tech
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Israel-Premier Tech will not ride the Tour of Flanders on Sunday due to illness and injury, with the team unable to field enough healthy riders.

In a press statement on Friday morning, Israel-Premier Tech's general manager Kjell Carlström said that the decision had been made "out of respect for the race and the rest of the peloton" after two Covid cases in the camp.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.