Annemiek van Vleuten blog: Coronavirus Possibilities

Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott)
World champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) (Image credit: Annemiek van Vleuten)

My season started in the best possible way with a victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Then my attention quickly turned to the seriousness of the emerging COVID-19 coronavirus around the world. I found myself worried about this global pandemic. How much and in what ways would it impact so many people? I was also concerned about how well we could collectively come together to get the situation under control. 

I still worry about the virus, even now, when things appear to look better in Europe. At first, I felt that not being able to race seemed pretty 'small' and not so relevant compared to the more significant health concerns surrounding the coronavirus. 

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Annemiek van Vleuten

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team Women) is a two-time winner of the Giro d'Italia Donne, a two-time winner of the individual time trial at the World Championships, both in 2017 and 2018, and winner of the road race title at the World Championships in 2019. You can visit her website here.