Italy to lift ban on outdoor training on May 4

Italian road race champion Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana) – pictured at the 2020 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – is one of only very few mothers in the women’s professional peloton
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After nearly two months of lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy has made plans to gradually re-open the country. The measures laid out by the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte open the door for sporting activities outdoors beginning on May 4 as long as the appropriate physical distancing steps are taken.

Italy has attributed almost 27,000 deaths due to the coronavirus since its first cases in February. The country started locking down towns with COVID-19 cases in the Lombardy region on February 23, and has added more regions of lockdown through March 9 when the entire country closed up shop.

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