Warbasse: US travel ban scare overblown for pro cyclists

Larry Warbasse in his AG2R La Mondiale jersey
(Image credit: Vincent Curutchet)

Larry Warbasse (AG2R La Mondiale), one of a handful of Americans who travelled to Europe before the council of the European Union published its recommendations for the reopening of its member states' borders on July 1, says that professional cyclists should not be overly concerned about not getting in as long as they have a long-stay visa. Warbasse is at an altitude camp preparing for the season to resume with Strade Bianche on August 1.

The 30-year-old said that the woes of Ian Garrison (Deceuninck-Quickstep), who was stopped from flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam this week, had more to do with his lack of a visa or residency card.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.