17 Giro-E police officers test positive for coronavirus

According to the newspaper La Repubblica, 17 agents have tested positive after tests carried out between Sunday and Monday. They are isolated in a hotel in Francavilla a Mare.


The scandal of the positives in coronavirus in the Giro d'Italia continues to run like wildfire in the middle of the race. In addition to the 8 positives known this Tuesday, which led to the abandonment of teams such as Mitchelton Scott (four cases in his staff plus the previous one of Simon Yates) and Jumbo-Visma (after the positive of Steven Kruijswijk), the infections have also arrived at the organization of the test in Giro-E.

According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica and confirmed by Tuttobici, 17 police officers who cover the Giro-E have tested positive for coronavirus after undergoing tests carried out on the rest day. It is unknown if the police have accompanied the Giro since the start of the race and, to avoid greater risks, all the agents who have tested positive and are asymptomatic have been isolated in a hotel in Francavilla a Mare.

Lappartient is confident that the Giro will reach Milan

La Repubblica also includes statements from the president of the International Cycling Union, David Lappartient, as a result of the positives that appeared in the Giro. "I am looking forward to the Giro d'Italia arriving in Milan on October 25. But Tuesday's results remind us that we must not lower our guard against COVID-19." Lappartient also assured that they will do PCR again next Monday, although if a runner tests positive in a saliva test, this PCR will be performed to confirm if they have the virus or not.

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