Coronavirus: Astana withdraw from Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

Astana's 2020 team presentation
Alexey Lutsenko, Jakob Fuglsang and Miguel Ángel López at the Astana team presentation (Image credit: Getty Images)

Astana Pro Team have become the latest squad to withdraw from racing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on Thursday morning, the Kazakhstani team announced that they will not participate in any races for the next 15 days, until March 20.

The decision means that Astana will be absent from Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.