Colombian government could allow riders to travel to Europe
May 28 2020 06:07 am CET

Colombian government could allow riders to travel to Europe
Colombian government could allow riders to travel to Europe
Photo by ASO/Alex BROADWAY

The Colombian Cycling Federation is doing all the process to take the riders of the country to Europe for the restart of the season.

Although the Colombian government announced that all national and international flights will remain suspended until the end of August, the Cycling Federation is doing all the paperwork to have a special flight that will take to Europe all the riders that are going to compete when the season restarts in July and August.

Sports Minister Ernesto Lucena said in an interview with Colombian radio station Blu that he doesn't expect any problems for this to happen. "I've talked with some riders and teams, and they have made the request for the flight to the ministry, and we have already discussed it with the Foreign Ministry.

"I don't think they will have any problem to travel to Europe and the trip would be in the first two weeks of January, because they will have to be quarantined in France before starting racing again. The teams are thinking about hiring a plane and travelling all together."

If this request is approved, the flight will include riders of WorldTour formations like the defending champion of the Tour de France Egan Bernal (Ineos) and his teammates Ivan Sosa, Sebastian Henao and Brandon Rivera, as well as Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Sergio Higuita, Rigorberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling), Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott), Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), as well as Winner Anacona and Dayer and Nairo Quintana from the ProTeam Arkea-Samsic.





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