Team BikeExchange-Jayco withdraw from Valencia following a positive COVID-19 result

Team BikeExchange-Jayco will not take to the start line for Stage 3 of Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The decision to withdraw from the five-day event has been taken following two positive COVID-19 test results within the team.

Following the team protocol of daily testing, two members of the team returned positive test results on the evening of Thursday, February 3rd.

As a precautionary measure, in accordance with strict team policy, and having already had to withdraw one rider due to injury, the decision was made to withdraw from the event, with the health of riders, staff and all those involved in the race being the priority. The race organisation was informed of the situation immediately.

Team BikeExchange-Jayco’s medical team are now working to move riders and staff safely to areas of quarantine where necessary, and to continue further testing.

Brent Copeland, Team BikeExchange-Jayco General Manager:

“The safety of all our riders and staff, and that of everyone involved in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana is of the utmost importance, and we believe the only correct decision to be taken in these circumstances is to withdraw from the race.

“We would like to thank the race organisation for their understanding and support, and will continue to carry out our team policy to ensure the safest possible outcome.”