Speed skater Patrick Roest will not play during the World Cup final, which will take place in Heerenveen this weekend. De Lekkerkerker (26) still tests positive for the corona virus.
Last Sunday, at the World Allround Championships in Norway, Roest finished second behind Swede Nils van der Poel, but he did not feel fit then. In Hamar, all tests still yielded negative results. The test was positive on Monday.
The season of Roest, winner of Olympic silver in the 5 and 10 kilometers, ends in a minor way.
Jutta Leerdam is also infected with the corona virus. As a result, she will almost certainly miss the World Cup final, although she still has some hope that she can play on Sunday.