Gaviria relieved to 'feel normal on the bike' after coronavirus ordeal

Fernando Gaviria at the Vuelta a San Juan 2020 pre-race press conference
Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Nearly four months after a deeply troubling run-in with COVID-19, Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) says he's back and in good shape and ready to race at the Vuelta a Burgos.

Together with Mark Cavendish (Bahrain-Merida), Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Gaviria is expected to be one of the top names in the bunch sprints at Burgos, with one possible battle between the fastmen featuring on stage 2 and another on stage 4.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.