Androni Giocattoli and Gazprom pull out of Sibiu Tour as COVID-19 spikes in Romania

Miguel Eduardo Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)
Miguel Eduardo Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Androni Giocattoli and Gazprom-RusVelo teams have pulled out of the Sibiu Tour in Romania that was due to start on Thursday, due to the growing number of new COVID-19 cases in the Eastern European country.

The four-day Sibiu Tour is scheduled to be one of the first international professional stage races in Europe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. However, last week Mathieu van der Poel and his Alpecin-Fenix team pulled out of the four-day race after the Dutch Foreign Ministry labeled Romania an 'orange zone', advising "only necessary travel" to the country.

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