We can confirm that we will return to racing at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday 31st March.
The Race Covid Coordinator, after communication with our Team Doctor Jens Hinder, marked Mads Pedersen and Alex Kirsch as close contacts of a positive case. They both have to isolate until Saturday 3rd.
We took the decision to undergo two extra PCR tests on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th for all riders in the classics bubble, including Pedersen and Kirsch. No riders returned a positive result from either test, however in the latest test Edward Theuns returned an inconclusive result. It is possibly a trace of the virus, but not enough to be contagious or return a positive value, according to Dr Hinder. It is a particular case that we will consider with the UCI. Nevertheless, we have decided to withdraw Theuns from Dwars door Vlaanderen.
In agreement with the race organization and Race Covid Coordinator, we have been cleared to race.
We will be racing Dwars door Vlaanderen with five riders as we did not wish to add any more people to the bubble.
Koen de Kort (NED)
Ryan Mullen (IRL)
Kiel Reijnen (USA)
Quinn Simmons (USA)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)