Trek Segafredo confirms that they will return to racing at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday 31st March.
The Race Covid Coordinator, after communication with Team Doctor Jens Hinder, marked Mads Pedersen and Alex Kirsch as close contacts of a positive case. They both must isolate until Saturday, 3rd.
The team took the decision to undergo two extra PCR tests on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th for all riders in the classics bubble, including Pedersen and Kirsch. No riders returned a positive result from either test, however in the latest test Edward Theuns returned an inconclusive result.
It is possibly a trace of the virus, but not enough to be contagious or return a positive value, according to Dr Hinder. It is a particular case that the team will consider with the UCI. Nevertheless, they have have decided to withdraw Theuns from Dwars door Vlaanderen.
In agreement with the race organization and Race Covid Coordinator, Trek Segafredo have been cleared to race.
Our line-up for the 2021 Dwars door Vlaanderen will be:
Koen de Kort (NED)
Ryan Mullen (IRL)
Kiel Reijnen (USA)
Quinn Simmons (USA)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)