Trek-Segafredo will not be at the start of Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday after two positive corona tests within the team.
“We regret to inform that the Trek-Segafredo men’s team will not participate in Gent-Wevelgem due to positive tests for Coronavirus”, read a statement sent by the American team.
“One team member tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday. They were then put into isolation along with the other team members who had been in close contact with them. The entire team underwent an extra PCR test which revealed a positive result for one of the isolated members”.
“The team has decided to withdraw from Gent-Wevelgem whilst we do further testing before we can safely return to competition.”
“Our women’s team, including staff, is unaffected by this as they have remained separated. Therefore, they will still race Gent-Wevelgem“.