Greg Minnaar has announced on social media that he caught COVID-19 while on a trip to Europe. Thankfully it was only a mild dose of the disease and he recovered "pretty quickly" but the aftermath of the disease is still disrupting his training.
The South African racer came into the offseason on the back of taking his record-extending 22nd World Cup win
and finishing 3rd in the World Cup overall
. Unfortunately, it sounds like the lingering effects of the disease will affect his preparation to build on that for the year ahead. He said, "I'm now two weeks post-COVID and I thought I'd be back training which isn't the case". He is currently working on keeping his heart rate down and letting his body fully recover for the next two weeks so he can resume normal training as soon as possible.
We wish Greg a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at full fitness soon.