Cycling team manager threatens hunger strike over coronavirus quarantine in UAE

  • Cycling
  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates.

Roberto Damiani, sporting director of the Cofidis team, told Reuters that despite testing negative for the virus about 50 guests, including 18 professional cyclists, had been confined to the Crowne Plaza hotel since Thursday.

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