Two positives to Covid on the second day of rest

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Two cyclists tested positive on covid in controls performed by International Cycling Union (UCI) on the second day of rest Tour de Franceso they will undergo further tests.

The organization, which did not provide the identification of the two runners, specified that they were not among the top 20 in the overall classification and that they were asymptomatic, although they were isolated to prevent other infections.

He added that before the sixteenth stage began the doctor of his teams, one from ICU and of the organization, they will decide if they can continue the career based on their contagion rate.

This is about third wave of trials conducted by UCI on the Tour peloton to prevent the spread of Covid, after what happened in Copenhagen on the eve of the start and one of the second day of rest in Morzine, before facing the Alps.

In this second round, no cyclist tested positive for Covid, although the next day the internal controls of the teams themselves saw some positives.

The former is positive

So far, less than ten runners have had to leave the peloton due to the pandemic, including two teammates from the Slovenian. Tadej Pogacarsecond overall and winner in the last two editions.

The last two positives were announced by the teams this Sunday, before stage 15 began, the Danish Magnus Court nielson and the Australian simon clarkeboth winners on stage.

The ICU He repeated precautionary instructions to prevent the spread of the virus, which included using a mask when they get off bicycles, regular hand washing and a safe distance.

Source: La Verdad

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