7 February 2019, Alicante (ESP)
Unfortunately Michael Schär has been forced to abandon the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana ahead of stage two due to ongoing gastrointestinal issues, CCC Team doctor, Dr. Daniele Zaccaria confirmed.
“Michael Schär was experiencing some gastrointestinal issues in the lead up to the start of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. He has tried over the last few days to be as strong as possible, and raced yesterday’s opening time trial. However this morning, we decided that as he was still not at 100%, it was in his best interest to stop racing and instead take the time to fully recover ahead of his next races,” Dr Zaccaria said.