UCI statement on coronavirus testing at the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz

Oct 6, 2020, 21:32 PM

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that a member of the management of the Spanish national team has returned a positive coronavirus PCR test at the 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes-Benz, taking place from 7th to 11th October in Leogang, Austria.

The Austrian authorities, in coordination with the local organising committee and the UCI, have decided to isolate the person as soon as the result was known. In addition, 6 other members of the team, including a cross-country olympic (XCO) rider, have been considered as contact persons and similarly put in isolation.

These actions taken are part of a solid and comprehensive testing and prevention plan introduced by the Austrian authorities, in coordination with the UCI, to ensure as much as possible the safety of athletes and all participants.