BORA – hansgrohe to race Dwars Door Vlaanderen
After various parties over the past few days made the case for BORA – hansgrohe’s participation at Dwars Door Vlaanderen, the Belgian Ministry of Sport has given the green light to the German WorldTeam this morning.
"This has been a difficult situation not only for us, but also for several others who have been involved. We are aware that health, whether of individual athletes or in society at large, must always come first. Nevertheless, professionals should be able to practice their profession unless there is an understandable reason to prohibit it. Matthew Walls and the two first category contacts of course remain in quarantine. All other riders and staff have tested negative (PCR) several times since Saturday and were officially released from quarantine today. I would like to thank all the authorities, Flanders Classics (Thomas Van den Spiegel), Belgian Cycling, the Covid coordinator Dr. Hans Bekkers and Vice President Ben Weyts, the person responsible for sport in Flanders, for their help. The effort that everyone has shown for the good of our sport cannot be taken for granted." - Ralph Denk, Team Manager
BORA - hansgrohe participants: Pascal Ackermann, Maciej Bodnar, Marcus Burghardt, Patrick Gamper, Jordi Meeus, Daniel Oss, Nils Politt.