Team Ineos withdraw from racing until Volta a Catalunya

INEOS team rider Chris Froome of England R rides during the second stage of the UAE Cycling Tour from Hatta to Hatta Dam on February 24 2020 Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE AFP Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACEAFP via Getty Images
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Team Ineos have decided to temporarily withdraw from all racing until the Volta a Catalunya, which starts on March 23. The British squad made the decision in the wake of the death of directeur sportif Nicolas Portal on Tuesday night, adding that the ongoing coronavirus situation was also a factor.

In a press release, the team stated that they had notified the UCI of their decision. Along with Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo, which look set to be cancelled according to an Italian government decree, the team will skip Paris-Nice, Nokere Koerse and the Bredene Koksijde Classic.

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