Half of the Italian team for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas have been removed from the group travelling to the USA after one rider tested positive for COVID-19 following the World Cup in Hoogerheide on Sunday.

Six riders from Italy are on their way to Arkansas: elite women Eva Lechner and national champion Silvia Persico, U23’s Lucia Bramati, Samuele Leone, Davide Toneatti and junior Federica Venturelli, along with coach Daniele Pontoni and three support staff in addition to several support staff who had already traveled to the US.

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