Coronavirus: French riders' union requests dispensation to train outdoors from mid-April

TOPSHOT The pack rides in front of Negrescos hotel in Nice during the 1665 km 7th stage of the 78th Paris Nice cycling race stage between Nice and Valdeblore La Colmiane on March 14 2020 The organizers of the 78th ParisNice cycling race announced on March 13 2020 the cancellation of the last stage scheduled for Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic Photo by Alain JOCARD AFP Photo by ALAIN JOCARDAFP via Getty Images
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The French professional riders’ union the UNCP has requested for its members to be permitted to train outdoors again from mid-April, when France’s current period of lockdown is due to be revised.

As is the case in much of Europe, professional riders in France are currently unable to train on the road due to the measures enacted to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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