Giro hit by the coronavirus: Two groups, Mitchelton and Janevisa, opted out due to a Covid-19 case in their management or workforce. On Tuesday, they took part in the city of Lanciano. Before the start of the tenth stage.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) did not disclose the names of the persons concerned. He said that all “handed over to the doctors of the various teams that ordered the quarantine measures”.
In the process, Mitchelton announced his withdrawal from the game. For the same reason, three days after the abandoned British leader Simon Yates was abandoned, he showed mild symptoms on Friday night.
“After receiving two sets of Covid-19 negative test results on Friday and Saturday, and after testing on Sunday night, the staff was told that the team had four positive results,” the Australian training explained, which is the training One of the ten new content of WorldTour (First World Division).
GM Brent Copland said: “As a responsibility to our drivers and employees, the accordion and the competition organization, we have clearly decided to withdraw from Giro.” Fortunately, the affected people are asymptomatic or have symptoms. Mild symptoms.
Due to the abandonment of its main element Yates, the aileron of the Australian team has only five drivers (Hagrid, Hamilton, Hepburn, Hausen, Meyer), and the weight in the race is limited.
Just before the start of the tenth stage, it was Jumbo-Visma who threw away the towel, and the retraction explained in a short and concise tweet: “Jumbo-Visma will not start the tenth stage of Giro this Tuesday.” The Dutch team.
What is good for Covid-19 is that its leader, Steven Cruisvik, withdrew from the Tour de France due to injury, but has shown signs of weakness. He ranked 11th in the general competition, 1 minute and 24 seconds behind the Portuguese jersey Joao Almeida.
“We have taken many measures within the team to avoid pollution,” Kruijswijk (33) said.
I can not believe it. I feel good and the Dutchman added, “It’s really disappointing.” The Dutchman has just finished on the podium (4th place in 2016) after being a champion for a long time.
Matthews (30 years old) has also been quarantined. His team Sunweb announced, adding that the Australian has won the Giro competition twice in the past and is “currently asymptomatic.”
Sunweb added: “Currently, no other members of the team show symptoms of Covid-19.”