Can the corona fire in the Vuelta be dammed? “Mouth mask duty with the fans” | Vuelta

Can the corona fire in the Vuelta be dammed? “Mouth mask duty with the fans” | Vuelta
Can the corona fire in the Vuelta be dammed? “Mouth mask duty with the fans” | Vuelta

“Immunity is reduced after the booster shot, right?”

Thomas De Gendt also does not immediately have a ready-made answer to the many corona cases in this Vuelta.

“During the long flights, everyone wore their masks. The media also do that, but it is full of people here of whom you do not know whether they have been tested.”

“They also yell in your face when you pass on a pass at 8 km/h. Then there is no wind to blow the virus particles away. That will take its toll in the coming days.”

What then has to change? “You can force the public to wear a mask when we pass. That can already help.”

“And the riders must also take their responsibility: wear a mask in the hotel where other guests are also.”

“You can’t stop it, but you can do your best to put it off as long as possible.”

Jan Bakelants nods at Thomas De Gendt’s proposal for mouth masks for cycling fans on the cols.

“I’ve had that thought for some time and it is now accepted,” he says.

“A few things have happened that might have been different. Then I think of a real PCR test for the entire peloton in the Netherlands, but that did not happen. And mouth mask obligation for the public.”

“It is what it is. If it comes, then it comes. If it doesn’t come, then it is.”

“We may have been a bit sloppy left and right. And by “we” I mean the organization”, Robert Gesink gave his view on the matter.

“If it is in the peloton, it is difficult to get rid of it. The riders infect each other and this variant may be even more contagious.”

“We were also on the plane together for the rest day. That was a perfect test moment, but it didn’t happen. Hopefully we don’t lose 5 riders every day.”

The article is in Dutch

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