Simon Yates abandons the Vuelta


The list of dropouts due to covid at the Vuelta continues to grow. The latter is the leader of Team-BikeExchange-Jayco, Simon Yates, who was forced to withdraw from the race after testing positive in a control before this Wednesday’s episode.

Yachts, 2018 test winnerwas in fifth place in the general classification after the individual time trial in Alicante.

The 30-year-old runner suffered mild symptoms overnight and tested positive Wednesday morningand in accordance with strict team policy, will not continue at La Vuelta.

The Team BikeExchange-Jayco medical team will conduct further tests to ensure the safety of other team riders and staff members.

In the evening our runner Simon Yates had some symptoms of COVID-19 with a slight fever and body aches. We did a COVID-19 test this morning and, unfortunately, it gave a positive result, so he will not start the 11th stage today, the health and well-being of the rider is our priority” said Dani Castillo, doctor of the team.

Source: La Verdad


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