Gaviria fit and healthy for 2021 after double COVID infection

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) wins the GIro di Toscana
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Fernando Gaviria insists he is fighting fit after contracting COVID-19 twice last year, and will target stage wins at the Giro d’Italia in 2021 given UAE Team Emirates’ Tour de France squad will be geared around Tadej Pogačar. 

Gaviria was one of the first professional riders to catch COVID, and spent almost two weeks in hospital in the UAE in March, although his symptoms were said to be mild.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.