Shortly before the start of the Walloon Arrow last Wednesday, UAE – Team Emirates had to withdraw because two positive corona tests had been passed. As a result, defending champion Marc Hischi and Tour winner Tadej Pogacar were not allowed to start.
According to Pogacar, the tests were false, but the team had to wait until the results of the tests on Friday to have clarity about Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
“On Friday, the whole team has undergone a Covid-19 test, just like all other teams. We are pleased that all tests were negative and that the team has received confirmation from the Covid Committee that we can race tomorrow in Liège-Bastogne. Liège “, the team confirms to Sporza.
Last year Hirschi came second and Pogacar third in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after Julian Alaphilippe was put back to fifth for irregular sprints.