The WorldTour is due to return on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche one-day event in Tuscany but racing will resume before that with Lefevere’s team involved in the inaugural Belgian Grote Prijs Vermac one-day race in Rotselaar on July 5.
Several other leading teams will be involved but Lefevere has watched the debacle of Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour tennis event after which he and several other players tested positive.
“My worst nightmare is that the races in July — like in tennis — lead to infections,” Lefevere wrote in his column in Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
“Let it be a lesson for all cycling races that will start again in July.
Rider Jasper De Buyst says he believes it’s inevitable that there will be new coronavirus cases in the peloton, simply because of the nature of cycle racing.