Pre-season in a pandemic: How teams are preparing for 2021

Deceuninck-QuickStep will begin a 10-day training camp in Spain on December 7 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 season was like no other, and the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic will continue to affect the 2021 racing season, with teams opting for more protective winter-training plans, more team bubbles and a flexible, pragmatic approach to the early season racing.  

Team Sunweb will be the first to hold their virtual team presentation on Friday, and Deceuninck-QuickStep will head to Altea in Spain on Monday, December 7 for a 10-day training camp, but most other teams have opted for a more low-key, stay-at-home approach to 2021, with most only gathering for COVID-safe January training camps. 

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