Mitchelton-Scott team out of Giro after positive COVID-19 tests

Tanya Simon
October 17, 2020

He now has won stages in all three Grand Tours - the Giro (1), Tour de France (12) and Spanish Vuelta (4).

Mitchelton-Scott said the team were notified of the four positive results for staff members from tests done on Sunday.

"Finally I won in my style - with a show, " Sagan said.

The Australian team had five riders - Jack Haig, Lucas Hamilton, Michael Hepburn, Damien Howson and Cameron Meyer - left in the race from their original eight after Simon Yates tested positive for the virus and withdrew on Saturday morning.

"We thought it was the most responsible decision because we've all been close to Steven", sports director Addy Engels said.

Kruijswijk said on the team website: "Within the team we take a lot of measures to avoid contamination".

"The other day we were in there with four or five teams. but in that particular hotel we were in, the neutral service, the police on motorbikes were there, just normal people were there and they were all eating from the same buffet so I think it was a real big mistake", Van Emden told The Cycling Podcast.

Team Sunweb added that the now-quarantined Matthews was also "asymptomatic, feels healthy". I can't believe I got it.

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Dutchman Jos van Emden of Jumbo-Visma criticized the organization, saying the bubble was not secure enough.

Italy's Diego Ulissi sprinted to victory at the conclusion of stage 13 at the Giro d'Italia after a hilly stage from Cervia to Monselice.

On Tuesday Mitchelton-Scott and Jumbo-Visma pulled out of the event after members of their team tested positive for the coronavirus. We're optimistic, " Vegni said.

"It's hard times for everyone, not just riders".

On Tuesday, the peloton, down to 145 riders from the 176 who started the race in Sicily on October 3, headed out from Lanciano for the 177km run north along the Adriatic Sea coastline to Tortoreto Lido.

Surprise leader Joao Almeida extended his overall lead at the Giro d'Italia as Flippo Ganna romped to another time-trial victory.

"We were in the breakaway all day, I had good legs, and went solo on the uphill before descending with care in the downhill and then full gas in the final kilometres", said Sagan, after completing his Grand Tour slam of stage wins in France, Spain and Italy.

Almeida finished sixth in Saturday's 34.1km effort against the clock through Prosecco vineyards from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene, taking 16 seconds out of the man behind him in the overall classification, Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), who came ninth on the day.

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