Lefevere: A second lockdown would create 'incalculable damage'

(Image credit: Deceuninck - Quick-Step)

While Patrick Lefevere is eager to see professional racing return, the Deceuninck-QuickStep boss is well aware of the sport's precarious current situation. Racing resumed this week, and with the men's and women's WorldTours set to restart with Strade Bianche next week, teams are finishing training camps and putting final touches on their form. 

However, despite the planned restart of the season, COVID-19 infection rates have spiked in some locations across Europe – and continue to climb rapidly in the United States. Even with health protocols in place, racing remains on a knife-edge and at the discretion of national governments and health organisations.

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