by | Mar 5, 2020 | My opinion

Hi guys, today the topic is the Coronavirus that really touches us these days.

A few days ago the problem began with the stage bike race that takes place in the Arab Emirates, suspended for two suspected cases of people (staff members) positive for the virus. All cyclists, team members and journalists following the race were placed in isolation in their hotel rooms for a few days.

On the other hand, we saw on TV in Berlin that the World Championships on the cycling track were held normally, fortunately.

We let a few days go by and unfortunately we received the bad news of the stop of many sporting events, of every order and discipline. For cycling lovers it means that some of the most beautiful races of the Spring calendar: Strade Bianche, Tirreno Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo will not be disputed. All suspended until April 3rd. All to be postponed to a date to be determined.

Days ago Milano-Sanremo was in great doubt because the start was in Milan in the yellow zone; there was talk of “open or closed race” depending on future developments. But in the end, in order to resolve the problem, it was decided to cancel everything..

When I read such disorienting news, I speak only in my field, I realize how much uncertainty this situation can create for all of us, and the pressures that we all have to learn to face in order to adapt our lives accordingly.

A lot of people have been working on the organisation of major demonstrations for a long time and this will certainly be a serious blow.

So maximum solidarity with all those who are continuing to work and who are committing themselves to “doing sport” to make us feel a bit of normality that we miss so much…

Hopefully we can come back soon to talk about cycling and cycling together with the big events!

We all need normality from both a working and sporting point of view. Taking away our habits we are disoriented and we don’t know what to do. This Coronavirus is an example.

Let’s wait for these precautionary stops to lead to the eradication of this virus. And that everything returns to normal.

And a further wish for the reopening of the schools!!

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