Israel-Premier Tech out of Tour of Flanders due to disease, damage, Covid

The start line of the Tour of Flanders will be missing a full group on Sunday after Israel-Leading Tech declared their withdrawal from the race, with two COVID-19 conditions among the the squad in Belgium placing their whole cobbled Classics crew out of action.

On Friday morning the squad introduced that all of their riders and team in Belgium have to be regarded shut contacts of the two team users constructive for COVID-19. That, in mix with presently existing health issues and harm in the staff, has meant they won’t be able to race on Sunday.