The Slovak tests positive
The three-time world champ was at a training camp in Gran Canaria with his brother Juraj and Erik Baška. The Bora-Hansgrohe trio discovered they were positive ahead of their planned return home. They now have been forced to remain in Spain while they quarantine.
“My brother Juraj, our team-mate Baška and I have been on Gran Canaria to train for a few weeks now. On January 29, we had a COVID-19 test done in a local laboratory to be able to fly back home. Unfortunately, the results were not as hoped and all three of us tested positive for the coronavirus. We feel good but since then, we have been in quarantine,” Sagan said.
Training in Gran Canaria!
(Photos by @PaulineBallet)@BORAGmbH @Hansgrohe_PR @iamspecialized @sportful @ride100percent pic.twitter.com/AJWiQHzxTh
— Peter Sagan (@petosagan) January 29, 2021
“We are being watched all the time and we will stay here as long as necessary. Hopefully, the following test results will be negative so that we can quickly resume our normal training schedule,” he said.
“Although there is never a good time to contract the coronavirus, Peter is very motivated and that is why he was already quite far into his build-up to the new season,” Bora-Hansgrohe manager Ralph Denk added. “The important thing now is that all three are fine and they don’t show any serious symptoms. We don’t know exactly what this means for their start to the season yet. First, all three must make a full recovery and receive medical approval. Then we will see what the next steps will be.“
Sagan’s season will begin on February 27 with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne the following day.
Do you think he’ll be back to his top form?
Egan Bernal waiting to start his first race since his abandon in the Tour de France #EtoiledeBesseges pic.twitter.com/3OmtI5zLLu
— Peter Cossins (@petercossins) February 3, 2021
punctured on the turbo ffs
— Francis Cade (@Francis_Cade) February 4, 2021
Who thought this was a good idea? pic.twitter.com/avhoQTPxG3
— Cycling Memes (@Cycling_Memes1) February 4, 2021