On 4 May cycling returns to Italy!
In a victory for all Italian cyclists, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced outdoor sports activities will be part of the first easing of COVID19 lockdown measures.
Speaking on television, Mr Conte outlined how the country would begin lifting its coronavirus lockdown on 4th May. The measures include:
– People will be allowed to move around in their own regions, but not between different regions.
– Athletes can resume training, and people can do sports not only in the vicinity of their homes but in wider areas too.
– Sports teams (including cycling teams/clubs) will be able to hold group training from 18 May.
Mr Conte stressed that social distancing measures would need to continue for months to come. He urged everyone to continue to stay one meter away from each other.
“If we do not respect the precautions the curve will go up, the deaths will increase, and we will have irreversible damage to our economy,” the prime minister said. “If you love Italy, keep your distance.”