Bakelants' season over after he contracts COVID-19

Jan Bakelants (Circus-Wanty) racing in Fleche Wallonne
Jan Bakelants (Circus-Wanty) racing in La Fleche Wallonne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jan Bakelants is out for the remainder of the season after contracting COVID-19 on Friday, according to his Circus-Wanty Gobert team.

The Belgian tested negative for the coronavirus that has caused a global pandemic that has killed over a million people on Tuesday before racing Brabantse Pijl. He was symptom-free until Friday when he began experiencing "mild symptoms" after training alone, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

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