Giro d’Italia, four more Covid positives withdrawn

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Giro d’Italia, Covid-19

There is no peace for the Giro d’Italia and in particular for Soudal Quick-Step, which after Remco Evenepoel saw four more riders withdraw for the same reason: Covid-19 positivity.

Jan Hirt, Josef Cerny, Louis Vervaeke and Mattia Cattaneo will in fact not start again today, with the 219-kilometer Camaiore-Tortona

“After Remco Evenepoel’s positivity on Sunday night, we had two more riders who were not feeling well on Monday morning, but they tested negative on antigen tests. Therefore a PCR test was performed on the remaining seven athletes, the results of which showed that four riders were positive. We will continue to monitor and implement our testing protocol on the three athletes and staff who remain in the race,” explained The team doctor, Toon Cruyt, to the official website of Soudal Quick-Step.

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