Team Sunweb has decided to withdraw both their Men’s and Women’s programs from the upcoming Italian races; Tirreno Adriatico, Milano Sanremo and Trofeo Alfredo Binda. Both the UCI and the race organiser have been made aware of the decision.
The team makes this decision in light of the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19. We acknowledge our responsibility to the areas in which we would travel, and the immense pressure that the Italian authorities are currently under in what is a fast-evolving, incredibly difficult situation. We have a duty of care to our riders and staff and to the wider communities in which we compete. This situation goes beyond cycling, and with this decision we as a team want to minimise any impact that we may put on these communities through potential illness.