UCI to fine teams and organisers that fail to implement COVID-19 protocol

Yves Lampaert's temperature is checked before the start of the Vuelta a Burgos
Yves Lampaert's temperature is checked before the start of the Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI announced Wednesday that it has strengthened its COVID-19 coronavirus measures to include fines for riders, teams and event organisers that do not adhere to the protocol. The sport governing body has also outlined the steps to be taken in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

"In the interests of all, everyone must play the game faced with the risk of the spread of the virus," UCI President David Lappartient said in a press release. "More than one and a half months after the publication of the protocol of procedures to be followed, and strengthened by improvements to the measures, it is important that all members of the road cycling family remain responsible for their actions. 

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

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.