Survey reveals COVID-19 protocols difficult to maintain in women’s racing

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The women's Peloton (Image credit: Getty Images)

The women’s peloton has nearly completed the late-season revised calendar, a replacement to the original calendar that was shut down due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic this spring, but despite the range of health protocols implemented to keep riders safe, many riders felt that the guidelines and protocols were difficult to maintain at top-level women’s races.

According to a recent survey conducted by The Cyclists’ Alliance, the athletes revealed four main areas of concern: protocols were not adequately followed at some races, cohorts were difficult to maintain during travel and accommodation at races, some teams do not have direct access to a team doctor, and some riders were forced to organise and pay for their own COVID-19 testing to be eligible to compete.

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