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Three-time world champion Peter Sagan and his brother Juraj examined constructive for coronavirus

Bora-Hansgrohe boss Ralph Denk has mentioned he is uncertain how the constructive exams may have an effect on Peter Sagan’s season.

File picture of Peter Sagan. AFP

Paris: Three-time world champion Peter Sagan’s preparations for the brand new biking season have been hit after the Slovakian examined constructive for COVID-19 , his Bora-Hansgrohe staff introduced in a press release on Saturday.

Sagan’s brother, Juraj, and compatriot Erik Baska “are additionally exhibiting delicate signs of the illness,” mentioned medical director Christopher Edler.

All three are being quarantined on the island of Gran Canaria, the place the German staff was coaching.

“On January 29, we had a PCR take a look at performed at an area lab in order that we may go dwelling,” Peter Sagan mentioned within the assertion.

“Sadly, the outcomes weren’t what we’d have hoped for and all three of us examined constructive for COVID-19 .

“All of us really feel good, however clearly since that day we have been in quarantine.

“Hopefully our subsequent exams will probably be destructive in order that we will resume our regular coaching schedule as quickly as attainable.”

Bora-Hansgrohe boss Ralph Denk has mentioned he is uncertain how the constructive exams may have an effect on Peter Sagan’s season.

“What this implies for the beginning of the season can not but be precisely identified,” he mentioned.

“First, all three must be wholesome once more and get medical clearance, after which we will contemplate what the subsequent steps will probably be.

The 2020 season, which was badly truncated by the pandemic, was much less prolific for the three-time world champion than ordinary, notably for lack of including an eighth inexperienced jersey to his assortment on the Tour de France.

Realistically, the winner of the Tour of Flanders 2016 and Paris-Roubaix 2018 needs to be again within the saddle for the primary huge one-day races of the season, the Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne circuit.

The 2 Belgian occasions are scheduled for February 27 and 28.

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