Spanish one-day races go ahead despite concerns surrounding COVID-19 protocols

The women's Trek-Segafredo team wait to sign on
(Image credit: Twitter/Trek-Segafredo)

Organisers have confirmed that the Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa will be held on Thursday in Pamplona despite concerns from teams and the riders’ association The Cyclists’ Alliance (TCA) as to whether there were proper COVID-19 coronavirus protocols in place. The riders rolled out of the start just before 4:00pm local time  in Spain.

The organisation released an official communication just hours before the start of the race on Thursday afternoon explaining that only riders who return negative PCR tests will be permitted to participate. The final start list included just 15 of  the 25 teams originally listed on the race website. 

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.