Team Jumbo-Visma breaks up training camp in Spain

Team Jumbo-Visma breaks up training camp in Spain

After a positive corona test within the team, Team Jumbo-Visma has ended the training camp in Alicante this morning. Those who are allowed to go home, indeed go home or continue training on an individual basis in Spain, with minimal support from the team. The infected person and the so-called ‘close contacts’ are quarantined in accordance with the guidelines.

The team conducted daily tests on all persons in the bubble. The first training was yesterday morning. In the afternoon the team was presented to the media and via a live stream. The infection was contracted at home. Because everyone trained and ate in separate compartments as a precautionary measure, the number of close contacts is limited.

Nevertheless, the suspension of the training camp is quite a setback for Team Jumbo-Visma. “The doomsday scenario has come true”, says Mathieu Heijboer, performance manager of the team. “This is a scenario that we have taken into account, of course. We had already decided how to act in such a situation, and we had taken all kinds of measures. Breaking up is the best option to prevent further spread. It is a logistical job to get done.”

Sportive director Merijn Zeeman: “The health of our riders and our staff is our main concern. That’s why we are breaking down our training camp. It has been confirmed once again that it is extremely challenging to organise these kinds of activities in these times. We continue to do our utmost to ensure our riders can continue their preparation for the season within the possibilities. It’s a pity, but it is the only right choice.”

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