Gaviria returns to Colombia after six weeks in UAE quarantine

Vuelta a San Juan 2020 stage 2
Gaviria is finally home (Image credit: Bettini Images)

After spending some six weeks quarantined in the United Arab Emirates, Fernando Gaviria is finally back on home soil after returning to his native Colombia on Wednesday. 

The UAE Team Emirates rider contracted COVID-19 while racing the UAE Tour, which was halted prematurely on February 27 after reports of symptoms from people involved in the race. 

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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.