Kruijswijk, Matthews, And Mitchelton-Scott Team Abandon Giro d'Italia

Will The Giro Make It To Milan?

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Multiple riders and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 the UCI and RCS Sport announced in a joint press release. The tests were the first round, conducted during the rest day, in addition to the multiple safety measures the Giro d’Italia have had in place since the depart in Sicily. Mitchelton-Scott was the worst hit, with several staff members returning positive tests after their GC hopeful, Simon Yates, tested positive several days into the first week. The team released a statement soon after. 

Simon Yates Withdraws From Giro d'Italia After Positive Covid-19 Test

“As a social responsibility to our riders and staff, the peloton and the race organization, we have made the clear decision to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia,” General Manager Brent Copeland said in the statement. “Thankfully those impacted remain asymptomatic or with mild symptoms, but as an organization the health of all of our riders and staff is our main priority. We are now focused on safely transporting them to areas where they are most comfortable to conduct a period of quarantine.”

The UCI and RCS statement confirmed a total of 571 tests had been performed since Sunday. Steven Kruijswijk of Jumbo-Visma had also tested positive and withdrawn from the race, along with Michael Matthews of Team Sunweb. One staff member from both AG2R La Mondiale and Team INEOS Grenadiers were also included. 

COVID cases are on the rise once again in Europe, with the hope of reaching the finale in Milan decreasing with each passing day. Both Paris-Roubaix and Amstel Gold were cancelled last week due to increasing COVID restrictions in many countries. 

Vuelta Rest Day Coronavirus Tests All Negative

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All the riders and support staff on the Vuelta a Espana were negative in the Covid-19 tests carried out on Monday, the first rest day of the three week race, organisers said on Tuesday.

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Tao Geoghegan Hart Gets First Grand Tour Win At Giro

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won the 2020 Giro d'Italia

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to claim his first Grand Tour win just 39 seconds ahead of Australian Jai Hindley as the three-week race went down to the wire in the 21st and final stage time-trial.

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Richard Carapaz Moves Into Overall Lead After Stage 6 At Vuelta

2020 Vuelta Richard Carapaz Stage 6

Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz claimed the Vuelta a Espana overall lead after Spaniard Ion Izagirre won Sunday's sixth stage.

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Tim Wellens Feels 'Super Good' After Winning Vuelta Stage 5

Tim Wellens Wins Stage 5

Belgian rider Tim Wellens out-sprinted Frenchman Guillaume Martin to take the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday, as defending champion Primoz Roglic finished fourth to retain the overall lead.

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Tao Geoghegan Hart Takes Penultimate Stage At Giro

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia, edging new overall leader Jai Hindley, with the pair on the same time heading into Sunday's closing time-trial.

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Sam Bennett Wins Dramatic Sprint To Take Vuelta Stage 4

Sam Bennett 2020 Vuelta a Espana Stage 4

Ireland's Sam Bennett edged a dramatic final sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday, with Primoz Roglic maintaining the overall lead.

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Josef Cerny Breaks Away To Win Stage 19 At Giro

Josef Cerny Breaks Away To Win Stage 19 At Giro

Czech cyclist Josef Cerny made a solo break at the end of Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia which was radically shortened after a rider protest in lashing rain forced organizers to slash more than half its distance to 124km.

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Shortened Giro Stage To Restart After Rain And Protest

On-Site: Rider Protest Shortens Stage 19

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Heavy rain interrupted Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions.

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Aussie O'Connor Wins Giro 17th Stage, Almeida Holds Pink Jersey

Ben O'Connor 2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 17

Australian rider Ben O'Connor won the Giro d'Italia's 17th stage on Wednesday in the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio in the northern Italian Dolomites, a day before the final big climb of this year's race towards the Stelvio Pass.

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Favorites To Watch At The Vuelta A España

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The 2020 Vuelta a España gets underway this week amidst a rising second wave of Covid measures sweeping Europe.  The race organization released an outline of protocols in place to keep rider safety at the forefront, minimizing spectators, canceling the promotional caravan, and tightening the race bubble. A mobile lab will be following the race to test regularly and as needed with hopes of reaching Madrid in November.

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