Belgian cycling association sends national coach away from the European Championships after excursion

national coach Rik Verbrugghe during the European Championships. He was sent home by the Belgian Cycling Federation because he had contact with people outside the cycling bubble.

Belgians do not want to take any risk in view of the spread of the coronavirus. Verbrugghe was therefore already absent on Monday during the time trials. He stayed in his hotel as a precaution. He also underwent a coronavirus test, but the results are not awaited by the union.

Sven Vanthourenhout, Verbrugghe’s assistant, will take over the tasks of the national coach from the Belgians in the coming days.