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Storer sent home by Sunweb for breaking Covid-19 rules

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Michael Storer of Australia and Team Sunweb / during the 4th Velon Hammer Limburg Series 2019

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ByEurosport
13/07/2020 at 20:19 | Updated 13/07/2020 at 20:23

Team Sunweb’s Michael Storer has been sent home from the team’s training camp in Austria for breaking protocols amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The team are in Kuhtai in the Austrian Alps and have set “very strict” precautions as they gear up for cycling’s return.

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Storer went shopping, Wielerflits reports, with Team Sunweb opting to send the German home on a precautionary basis given that he left his ‘bubble’.

"We have applied very strict precautions to our training camp in Kühtai, Austria," read a statement released by the team.

"We want to limit interaction with the outside world as much as possible to minimise the risk of infection of the various bubbles – not only to not get infected but minimise the risks of bringing the virus to the peloton when we return to competition on August 1.

"It's purely as a precaution and Michael himself fully understands it. Top-level sport in 'corona' times is a new situation for everyone. A lot is demanded of people and of course we also understand that riders and staff have to get used to this."

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