Pavel Sivakov will miss his first probability to contest the French Highway Championships, saying on social media that he’s sick with a fever and won’t take the beginning. The French championships will happen in Cholet this week with the boys’s highway race held on Sunday.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider modified his nationality from Russian to French in March. The UCI barred Russian licensees from racing within the World Championships after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Sivakov was born in Italy and raised in France and stated the nation appears like his house.
“I’ve wished to turn into a French nationwide for a while and had made the request to the UCI, however given what is occurring within the Ukraine in the meanwhile, I wished to quick observe this,” he stated on the time.
The change made him eligible to compete for France. “To now have the chance to race as a French nationwide in worldwide occasions makes me extremely comfortable,” Sivakov stated in March. “It might be a dream to race in Paris on the 2024 Olympics for France.”
Nonetheless, on Tuesday he revealed that he’s affected by sickness.
“Sadly I’m compelled to surrender the French Championships, sick, affected by fever and different signs since final Sunday, I’d not be capable to take the beginning of the 2 occasions… No Covid following a number of detrimental assessments.”
Sivakov just isn’t on Ineos Grenadiers’ Tour de France record, having completed the Giro d’Italia in sixteenth place after serving to Richard Carapaz in his unsuccessful bid to win a second title.