Jumbo-Visma pull out of Strade Bianche and GP Larciano over coronavirus concerns

Jumbo Visma Team of Netherlands pose before the start of the first stage of the UAE Tour from the Pointe to Silicon Oasis in Dubai on February 23 2020 Photo by Giuseppe CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images
Jumbo-Visma at the UAE Tour, which was curtailed after an outbreak of coronavirus (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jumbo-Visma announced that they will not participate in the upcoming Strade Bianche on March 7 and GP Larciano [Industria & Artigianato] on March 8 due to the risks involved with the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The team confirmed that their decision was taken on medical advice and on the recommendation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as on sporting and practical grounds. 

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