UCI to enforce COVID-19 peloton and team 'bubbles' in return to racing health protocol

The WorldTour peloton
The WorldTour peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The UCI has published the health protocol designed to protect the health of riders and anyone involved in the rescheduled road races between late July and November, detailing mandatory, recommended or desired actions, including the creation of protective peloton and team 'bubbles' and the screening of riders before and during races.

Social distancing measures will be imposed between the peloton bubble, the team bubbles, and the race organisation staff, media and public. Race organisers must appoint a so-called COVID Coordinator and a COVID Doctor who are in charge of the protocol at the event.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.