Viviani: A month on the home trainer is enough to drive you crazy

Elia Viviani at Paris-Nice.
Elia Viviani at Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) has admitted that training indoors on a home trainer can be a maddening experience but he is firmly opposed to the idea of competition resuming behind closed doors during the coronavirus pandemic.

With Italy under lockdown, Viviani has been unable to train on the road around his home in Udine since he returned from Paris-Nice on March 13. Like much of the WorldTour peloton, the European champion has instead been compelled to maintain fitness on his home trainer.

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