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Vasseur praises Giro d’Italia organiser’s coronavirus safety measures

Vasseur praises Giro d'Italia organiser's coronavirus safety measures

Cofidis line up for stage 12 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia Cofidis team manager Cédric Vasseur joined up with his Giro d’Italia squad this week…

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Cofidis line up for stage 12 of the 2020 Giro d’Italia Cofidis team manager Cédric Vasseur joined up with his Giro d’Italia squad this week for a number of days, and told L’Equipe on Friday that he believed race organisers RCS were doing everything they could to keep riders, team staff and organisation staff safe from the coronavirus.

"I had the feeling that the measures were really being respected," Vasseur said. "The organisers are showing great rigour to prevent the race bubble from coming into contact with the tifosi .

"On Monday morning, while going down to breakfast at the hotel on the first rest day, a control unit from RCS noticed that I was wearing a Cofidis shirt. I explained to her that I had already passed all the necessary pre-tests and that I was about to leave, but she never let me go and made me take one again. Honestly, I have no criticism for them."

In the face of rising numbers of positive COFID-19 cases across Europe, EF Pro Cycling manager Jonathan Vaughters suggested on Thursday that this year’s Giro should be halted on the upcoming second rest day on Monday, while some riders – including Lotto Soudal’s Thomas De Gendt – have said that they’re "starting to feel unsafe" , although that wasn’t the feeling that Vasseur had. Haas: We’ll keep racing hard at the Giro d’Italia for as long as we can EF Pro Cycling riders keen to stay in Giro d’Italia despite team letter calling for […]

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