Covid threat to cyclist's training camp

Cyclist Harrison Wood wearing cycling clothing and a safety helmet and sunglasses

Cyclist Harrison Wood - Credit: Submitted

The new Covid lockdown is threatening cyclist Harrison Wood’s ability to join a planned training camp in Greece with his Dutch team.

Wood, 20, from Torquay, is approaching what he describes as ‘a pivotal year’ in his dream of graduating from SEG Racing to a WorldTour professional squad.

The former Mid-Devon CC starlet is even looking into applying for an Eire passport – his grandmother is Irish – to ease future post-Brexit travel issues.

“With this new lockdown, I’m having to apply for a pro athlete’s exemption to travel,” he said.

“Even with lockdowns there too, it’s a lot easier for the Dutch to travel than for me, mainly because of the Covid variant here.

“I might be able to apply for an Irish passport, which would ease things in the future.”

Meanwhile, sport below ‘Elite’ level - Torquay United can continue - is halted, including all local football, tennis and golf.

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