Deceuninck-Quick-Step to hold training camp in Belgium with strict Covid-19 protocols
Jun 02 2020 11:03 pm CET

Deceuninck-Quick-Step to hold training camp in Belgium with strict Covid-19 protocols
Deceuninck-Quick-Step to hold training camp in Belgium with strict Covid-19 protocols
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step has announced its first training camp after the coronavirus pandemic that has affected the entire world.

The Belgian team will concentrate during three days, starting on the 15th of June, in Northern Belgium. The riders will stay at a large house instead of a hotel, to avoid any unnecessary health risks and contacts with people from outside the team -which will be kept at minimum.

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's medical team is also working on testing riders and staff for Covid-19 before or just after their arrival in the training camp. Already there, they will have to follow strict protocols to help minimise the chances of infection.

"It is more a case of getting the group together, rather than having any hugely structured training sessions, as most of the guys have been following structured programs that the coaches have set for them for several weeks now," said team's coach Koen Pilgrim. "We will also be using it as an opportunity to recon the routes of some of the cobbled classics, like Flanders and Gent–Wevelgem.

"We would like to do Roubaix too, but we would have to cross the border, which may be complicated right now, but we will get in some good training anyway. More than anything it is about getting the group together and having some fun on the bikes after such a long time apart."

The team will also hold an altitude training camp in June, but the details of it are still unknown.
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