Road Cycling

Peter Sagan tests positive for coronavirus 

Three-time road race world champion and two teammates return positive tests and show mild symptoms but their season openers ar ein doubt 

By Sven Busch ·

Cycling star Peter Sagan has tested positive for coronavirus. The three-time road race world champion has revealed on Saturday on Instagram that he and two other riders of team Bora-Hansgrohe, his brother Juraj and Erik Baska have returned positive tests while training in Gran Canaria.

The trio have mild symptoms according to team doctor Christopher Edler and are isolating.

"On January 29th. we had a PCR test done in a local laboratory in order to be able to fly back home. Unfortunately, the results weren't what we would have hoped for and all three of us tested positive for Covid-19," the 31-year old from Slovakia wrote on Instagram.

"We are all feeling well but, obviously, since that day, we have remained in quarantine."

Baska was scheduled to start his season at the Tour de la Provence starting on Thursday while Sagan is supposed to open his season in Belgium later in February.

The starting date for the riders this season is now in doubt.