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‘Positive’ Gaviria out of Giro

Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Giro d’Italia and has withdrawn from the race, his UAE Emirates team announced yesterday. “Gaviria went straight into isolation after the test result. He feels fine and is completely asymptomatic,” reported his team. Gaviria was tested for coronavirus along with the rest of the peloton on Monday’s second rest day. UAE Emirates was keen to stress that his was the only positive case amongst the team. “All the other riders and staff members returned negative tests and will have other tests today.” Gaviria has tested positive before, in February’s UAE Tour. Cycling’s governing body the UCI revealed another positive test from Monday’s batch of 492, an AG2R La Mondiale employee. Gaviria, who pulled out before yesterday’s 16th stage, was 126th out of 138 in the general classification, almost 3-1/2 hours behind leader Joao Almeida.


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