Cofidis and Groupama-FDJ to remain in UAE coronavirus quarantine until March 14

Cofidis riders Attilio Viviani and Nathan Haas are among those to remain in quarantine in the UAE (Image credit: Mathilde L’Azou)

Members of the Cofidis and Groupama-FDJ teams present at the UAE Tour have learned that they will remain in quarantine until March 14, the teams have announced. 

Both teams' seven-man rosters, plus numerous staff members, have been isolated in an Abu Dhabi hotel since the race was drawn to a premature close on February 27 after two cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 were discovered among the race entourage.

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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.