“Yes, I have actually thought of the idea,” replies Sven Erik Bystrøm, he is asked whether he is in the world’s longest quarantine.
For the Norwegian cyclist saves on an unusual and bizarre history.
He was caught in a two-week quarantine in the Emirate in connection with cycling the UAE Tour. When he finally had to move out in the free world, he travelled to Norway, where he was greeted by… a two-week quarantine.
“It went up for me on the journey home. The first thing I thought was that it was not a big problem for me. Now I had been two weeks in quarantine, so I could easily get two weeks,” says Sven Erik Bystrøm to B. T.
meanwhile, the Norwegian authorities, namely, to command, to all hjemrejsende from abroad should in two weeks of quarantine on their return to Norway, so the 28-year-old cyclist had to in isolation again.
“even Though I was in quarantine in Abu Dhabi, so I’m starting on a new in Norway,” he says, and explains that he is in the Emirates might not leave his room, while he was in Norway to move out in the wild, though he must avoid close encounters with other people.
at the same time, he reveals that he had a pretty good reason to come home.
“In my head, it was important to see my wife again and come to Norway. I am going to be a father for the first time about a month’s time, so I’m happy to come home.”
Bystrøms teammate Diego Ulissi was also karantæneramt in the Emirates and ended up missing his daughter’s birth because he was stranded in her hotel room.
Down below, the situation was far worse than in Norway, acknowledges Sven Erik Bystrøm.
“the Situation was chaotic. We had no information. But two weeks ago it was a completely different situation in Europe. When you were a little annoyed, and it was frustrating the first few days when we were kept inside, while the other team could go home to their families. But we had a couple of cases on the team, so you understand it the more and more now,” he explains.
“The hardest part was being away from friends and family and to be inside of a hotel for so long without getting out to get some fresh air.”
Now he was sitting in quarantine in Norway until Friday 27. march. Count you in quarantine from the Emirates, he has been in solitary confinement since 28. February – apart from on his journey home.
in return he can keep in shape by exercising in nature in Norway, until he must have contact with others again.
“It is a very difficult situation to work out for to know when to be ready again,” says Sven Erik Bystrøm, who doesn’t know when he’d run the race again, as coronavirussen have cancelled everything.
“It’s hard to keep the motivation up.”