Heinrich Haussler finding form after COVID-19

OOSTENDE BELGIUM JANUARY 31 Heinrich Haussler of Australia Sea Sand Beach during the 72nd UCI CycloCross World Championships Oostende 2021 Men Elite UCICX CXWorldCup Ostend2021 CX on January 31 2021 in Oostende Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Heinrich Haussler has found a rich vein of early season form despite being left bed-ridden after contracting COVID-19 last October. 

The Bahrain Victorious road captain did not start stage five of the Binckbank Tour in Belgium and, suspecting something wasn’t quite right, took a COVID-19 test when he returned home to Germany. The result confirmed his worst fears, saw him sidelined from the classics and ended his season.

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