The international Cycling Union (UCI) has published a safety Protocol for racing in the context of a coronavirus pandemic.
Athletes must keep their distance from each other, from other peloton participants and spectators. Each team, including staff and doctors, must organize its own “bubble”.
During the race, “peloton bubbles” will be formed to maintain distance with the audience, media representatives and other participants of the event.
Also, teams should be required to arrange testing for coronavirus and to observe the principle of “bubble” when staying in hotels and while traveling.
During the race, athletes will follow the Protocol of daily medical supervision. In case of suspicion of a coronavirus in any of the participants of the race, the measures in force on the territory of the country where the competition is held will be applied.
The first race under the auspices of the organization will be held on August 1 in Italy – it will be a one-day “Strade Bianche”.
The 2004 Giro d’italia winner Damiano Cunego suffered a brain infection
Italian cyclist, winner of the 2004 Giro d’italia Damiano Cunego reported that he suffered a brain infection.
“I had an infection in the ventricle of the brain and it stopped me at the moment.
The excellent staff of the neurosurgery of Verona accompanies me in daily antibacterial therapy, which will continue for the next 3-4 weeks. Please respect my privacy at this time.
Fortunately, everything is fixable, but I need a long period of treatment and rest in the hospital to get back to the best version of Damiano. Back soon… obviously on a bike, ” Cunego wrote on instagram.
A candidate for Governor of Tokyo has promised to cancel the Olympics if he wins the election
Tokyo gubernatorial candidate Taro Yamamoto said that one of the main points of his program will be the cancellation of the Olympic games, which are to be held in Japan in 2021.
The day before, former actor and party leader Reiwa Shinsengumi announced his candidacy for Governor.
According to Yamamoto, the first thing he will do if he wins the election will be to cancel the Olympics. The games were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He also promised payments of 100,000 yen ($934) to all residents of Tokyo as support for the duration of the pandemic.
Tokyo’s gubernatorial election will be held on July 5. Current Governor Yuriko Koike previously announced her candidacy for a second term.
I believe that the IOC fought for the Olympics not just for money. The main value is the revival of sports after the pandemic.