Michael Morkov says he felt “really guilty” he may have had coronavirus and after that passed it on after taking a trip to the Track Biking World Championships from the UAE Tour.
The Dane, 34, has actually been cleared to contend in Berlin by the UCI after 34 hours in seclusion.
He participated in the first 4 days of the Tour prior to it was cancelled due to two thought cases of coronavirus.
” It’s a huge relief,” stated Morkov, who was not checked for the infection.
” It is not a nice sensation although I know I could not have actually done anything about it.
” I was feeling actually guilty that I may have brought this infection to other people and team-mates.”
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Morkov was at the Berlin Velodrome on Thursday night to see Denmark break the group pursuit world record on their method to gold.
Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, validated on Saturday he can complete.
” The rider present in Berlin is presently in excellent health, without any suspicious medical indications, and we are likewise guaranteed that he has not called the two members of the management of a team taking part in the UAE Tour, initially presumed of coronavirus,” the UCI stated.
Also on Saturday, the organisers of the UAE Trip said that all 167 individuals at the event who were put into quarantine, including British riders Chris Froome and Adam Yates, had actually returned negative tests for coronavirus.
” Obviously when I went to the velodrome and was watching the guys break the world record in the group pursuit, there were no coronavirus rumours,” he stated.
” Then I’m returning to the hotel and we hear this rumour. I understood that I might be a possible carrier of the virus and obviously I was thinking about us hugging a hundred times over there.”
Morkov said he and his coach decided on Friday early morning he ought to remain in isolation because he “wouldn’t feel well if he jeopardised anybody with the danger”.
He spent the day training on rollers in his hotel space, talking with household on the phone, however stated the UCI handled the circumstance “really well”, including it would have been simple for them to have “turned a blind eye” to him.
Morkov will complete in Sunday’s madison – a world title he won in 2009 – with team-mate Lasse Norman Hansen.
He added: “I feel actually great for tomorrow, I do not believe it will impact my race. Just in a favorable method possibly because I’m more motivated for a good race than I was prior to I came here since now I feel really privileged that I get to race.”