"We are already at the airport, going home," a member of Cofidis team told Reuters on Sunday morning.
A manager of the French Cofidis team threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities did not allow his team to leave the country.
Riders including four-time Tour de France winner took to Twitter to say they were confined to their hotel rooms
This is an excellent start for the Israeli team as they’ve secured a rider in one of the top-five positions in each of the first two stages of the race, out of a total seven.
As a World Tour competitor, Israel Start-Up Nation got an automatic bid to participate in the 2020 UAE Tour.