Coronavirus: Nibali, Viviani and Trentin call on Italian cyclists to stay home and stay safe

The Italian flag flies at the start of Milan-San Remo
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Vincenzo Nibali, Elia Viviani and Matteo Trentin have called on Italian cyclists to stay at home during the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic so as not cause extra burden on the Italian health system.

10,149 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus, 5,038 are in hospital and 577 are in intensive care on life support. 1004 have recovered but 631, largely elderly people, have died. 

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.