Exemption for athletes – Colombia’s professional cyclists landed in Europe on a special flight – Sport

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A special flight brought Egan Bernal and other Colombian cycling professionals to Madrid. Your goal: the Tour de France.

Legend:

Was on board the “Flight of Sports”

Last year’s Tour de France winner Egan Bernal arriving in Madrid.

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The first stage on the long road to another Tour de France triumph was achieved by Egan Bernal on Monday. The “Flight of Sports” landed in Madrid at 09:14.

Around 120 athletes, trainers, technicians and physiotherapists were on board the special flight, which was supported by the government, the foreign ministry and embassies, like the newspaper Time reported. Although entry into the EU from Colombia is not yet allowed again due to the corona pandemic, Spain has issued an exception for athletes.

What happens to the tour?

With the one-day race Strade Bianche – the first World Tour event since Paris-Nice in March – the Corona mandatory break ends on August 1st. Four weeks later, the starting signal for the tour of France should be given in Nice.

Nairo Quintana waves goodbye at Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Legend:

What will the next few weeks bring?

Nairo Quintana waves goodbye at Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Keystone

The form in which the tour is possible is still unclear. Infection numbers in France are increasing, and tightened mask requirements only came into force on Monday. It cannot be ruled out that Bernal and Co. started their journey to Europe in vain.



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