UAE Tour: Alpecin-Fenix withdraws as staff member tests COVID-19 positive

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Alpecin-Fenix, in agreement with the UAE Tour organiser, have decided to withdraw its team from the race, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

The decision is aimed at safeguarding the race bubble and ensuring the safe continuation of the race.

The team was notified of one positive result from the round of tests conducted on Sunday evening (February 21).

"The person immediately went into isolation, and all those who came into contact with this person are self-isolating, in compliance with the protocol measures put in place by the race organisers and UAE Health Authorities", said an official statement.

"All team members will undertake further tests in the coming days, while they remain in isolation," it added.

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