Tense wait in the squad for the Sabbath PCR tests

Italy is at its peak of contagion from the pandemic, but for now the Giro seems non-negotiable for health authorities and cyclists.


Italy is at the peak of infections, including the first wave. In this second, 10,925 infected were registered yesterday, a country record, for a total of 414,000 coronavirus patients. Almost 37,000 people lost their lives. Faced with this delicate situation, the Italian Government will issue a decree, probably today, to reinforce the measures adopted last week, when restaurants, bars and establishments were forced to close before midnight, the amateur contact sport was prohibited and it was required to companies increase teleworking so as not to saturate public transport and avoid crowds.

The Giro hangs by a thread in the midst of the pandemic, but for the moment it seems non-negotiable for health authorities and cyclists. On this second day of rest, the PCR tests will be carried out on staff and runners who continue in the race. It will depend on the results that the competition can continue. Simon Yates, Michael Matthews and Steven Kruijswijk all tested positive, causing nervousness in the peloton about the possibility that the virus has spread. Four assistants from Mitchelton, one from Ineos and one from Ag2r also offered adverse analytics. The Kruijswijk Jumbo and the Yates Mitchelton left after the previous rest day.

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