The 166 ultimate Excursion de France riders had been cleared to proceed racing forward of Tuesday’s Level 10 after present process COVID-19 checks
The 166 ultimate Excursion de France riders had been cleared to proceed racing forward of Tuesday’s Level 10 after present process COVID-19 checks, however the race director goes house.
Excursion organizers mentioned that all of the riders’ checks returned detrimental however introduced that race director Christian Prudhomme examined sure along side 4 workforce individuals from 4 other groups who’ve been dropped from the race bubble.
The 4 workforce who examined sure paintings for Cofidis, AG2R L. a. Mondiale, protecting champion Egan Bernal’s Inos Grenadiers and Mitchelton Scott, that means the ones 4 squads have been beneath the specter of being excluded.
Underneath the race’s well being protocols, any person who checks sure has to go away the race and any group with greater than two sure checks — both rider or workforce — inside seven days additionally has to desert.
Prudhomme’s sure take a look at would possibly have an affect on French political beliefs because it got here best days after he spent hours within the automobile following a degree within the Pyrenees within the corporate of High Minister Jean Castex.
Organizers mentioned 841 checks have been carried out over the last two days on riders and group individuals, with lots of the riders examined all over the primary relaxation day on Monday. The following wave of checks will probably be all over the following relaxation day on Sept. 14.
Underneath danger of cancellation someday — greater than 30,000 other people in France have died after contracting the coronavirus — the Excursion has been salvaged via pushing it again from its conventional July date to the top of the summer time. The cost paid for the race to be run are strict well being protocols which come with obligatory trying out for riders and group workforce on relaxation days.
All have been examined prior to the Excursion began in Great and feature since lived within the race bubble, ensuring they stayed clear of lovers and sponsors generally omnipresent all over the race’s 3 weeks.
To steer clear of false sure effects that might rule wholesome riders out of rivalry, Excursion organizers carry out a retest and a blood research as temporarily as conceivable in case of a favorable take a look at. They’ve arrange a cell coronavirus lab that may produce ends up in two hours.
Following Sunday’s degree within the Pyrenees, the place Primoz Roglic of Slovenia seized the yellow jersey, the 22 Excursion groups traveled via bus to the western Charente area. The race resumes on Tuesday with a flat degree linking two islands, the Ile d’Oleron and the Ile de Re.
Roglic leads protecting champion Egan Bernal via 21 seconds. Frenchman Guillaume Martin was once in 3rd position, 28 seconds off the tempo.
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