Giro alarm

Regardless of the sporting impact, these positives have left the sad feeling that the Giro d'Italia could not reach Milan if the virus has spread through the peloton.

Giro-alarm

The second wave of the pandemic has flooded the Giro and, ultimately, the development of cycling with doubts. The successful Tour bubble sparked optimism that languishes after the first week of the pink round. In France there were only isolated positives from assistants within the teams, which generated certain states of uncertainty, but without serious consequences. La Grande Boucle arrived in Paris without COVID changing the course of the race or the sporting result. The problem for Italy is that the virus has indeed jumped into the squad, which, from the outset, already represents an alteration of the competition. On the one hand, two complete teams have retired, the Mitchelton and the Jumbo, who came to the corsa with two main roosters, Simon Yates and Steven Kruijswijk. The Sunweb has also been very touched with the loss of Michael Matthews, one of its most important cyclists and a solid support for Wilco Kelderman, who occupies second place. The soulless scene is completed with the previous casualties due to falls of Geraint Thomas and Miguel Ángel López.

Apart from the sporting impact, these positives have left the sad feeling that the Giro d'Italia might not reach Milan if the virus has spread through the peloton. The message sent by Mauro Vegni is that there is still no reason to stop the race, but what nobody can assure is how long it will last. The staggering Giro also makes eyes turn to the Vuelta, which appears next Tuesday, although, by looking at the good side, which is there, the dangerous Italian situation may be reversed in favor of the Spanish round, if the members of its bubble they note the importance of extreme precautions. Unipublic announced that the high goals will have restricted public access, under the slogan # LaVuelta20EnCasa. Any slight relaxation can be fatal.



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