News | Team April 21, 2021

UAE Team Emirates out of Flèche Wallone

We regret to inform that UAE Team Emirates will not participate in Flèche Wallone due to 2 members returning positive tests for Covid-19 on April 20.


The 2 members of the team concerned, Diego Ulissi and one staff member (who is also vaccinated), returned 2 negative tests in the days before travelling to Belgium.


Upon arrival to Belgium both underwent a subsequent test which returned a positive result.


Since the original ‘positive’ test, both members have undergone 3 separate tests each: 2 antigen and 1 molecular. All the results from these subsequent tests returned negative results and neither displays any symptoms.


Though the team is frustrated by the ruling, we fully accept the final decision of the Belgian authorities.


The team will withdraw from the race and undergo further testing with the aim to start Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday.