He Tour of Italy he is showing a complete lack of control to prevent contagions from spreading in the race. The doubts about the so-called ‘bubble’ have been completely cleared, not only by the successive positive coronavirus between competitors or teams, but now also between the security members of the test. It is already a reality: the bubble has burst.
This Thursday first thing in the morning, before the 12th stage of the Italian round, the organization has announced that 17 policemen that accompany the race have been infected with Covid-19, so they will have to leave immediately and put themselves in the mandatory quarantine.
As reported by Quique Iglesias, from Cope, the fear that the contagion whether massive and the Giro has become a focus for the outbreak of the disease is total. So much so, that throughout the day and before starting the loop stage in Cesenatico, the birthplace of the legendary Marco Pantani, they are going to undergo urgency test to all.
More info from @Tour of Italy. The organization sends 17 police officers home, positive for Covid-19. Also, urgent notice, today new tests for the entire bubble, which were not in the initial forecast. The contagion can be massive. @tjcope@Copedaleando@herifrade
– Quique Iglesias (@qiglesias) October 15, 2020
This edition of the Giro is finding itself more controversial than ever. On stage 11, a motorcyclist shot Elia Viviani in the middle of his career and has been immediately expelled, in a day in which the words of Jakob Fulsang towards Sicily have generated great anger among Italian cyclists.
The Astana corridor assured on his blog that “around Palermo it is dirty and there is garbage everywhere” and that “as the Italians of the north say, everything that is below Florence is Africa“.” You have to wonder why no bridge has been built between Sicily and the rest of Italy. Maybe the mafia was not interested“He said about the island from which he is originally Vincenzo Nibali.