BikeExchange-Jayco withdraw from Valenciana after positive COVID-19 tests

TORRALBA DEL PINAR SPAIN FEBRUARY 02LR Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark and Team Bikeexchange Jayco and Mikkel Honor of Denmark and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl compete during the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 1 a 1667km stage from Les Alqueries to Torralba Del Pinar 735m VCV2022 on February 02 2022 in Torralba Del Pinar Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
The BikeExchange-Jayco team during stage 1 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

BikeExchange-Jayco have withdrawn from the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana ahead of Friday's third stage after two members of the squad tested positive for COVID-19. 

The team reported that the two test results came on Thursday evening as part of the daily testing protocols in place at the race. All riders and staff have now left the race and medical staff are working to move team members into quarantine, the team reported.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix