Jumbo-Visma boss Plugge reveals coronavirus hospitalisation

Team manager Richard Plugge
Jumbo-Visma boss Richard Plugge (Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)

Jumbo-Visma team manager Richard Plugge has revealed that he spent time in hospital after catching COVID-19 last month. The Dutchman said in a post on his LinkedIn page that he was hospitalised six weeks ago and spent two weeks being treated before he was released.

Plugge is the latest of a number of pro riders and staff who have been treated for COVID-19. Previous positives came at the UAE Tour, where UAE Team Emirates riders Fernando Gaviria and Max Richeze were among those to catch the coronavirus, as well as Gazprom-RusVelo riders Igor Boev and Dmitry Strakhov.

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