Paris, September 8
All 22 groups will begin the 10th stage of the Tour de France after their riders examined damaging for COVID-19, organisers informed Reuters on Tuesday, including that 4 members of employees had returned optimistic exams.
French well being authorities and organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) had mentioned that ought to two members of a crew, riders or employees, take a look at optimistic for the novel coronavirus, the entire outfit could be excluded from the race.
But the organisers informed Reuters that these testing optimistic have been from totally different groups, which means all might line up for the stage’s 1130 GMT begin.
The organisers additionally mentioned race director Christian Prudhomme had examined optimistic.
All crew members, riders and employees had till 1100 GMT on Monday, the Tour’s first relaxation day, to take a take a look at within the cellular laboratory supplied by organisers.
Four employees members of the Lotto Soudal crew left the Tour two days earlier than the beginning after two of them returned optimistic exams for COVID-19.
Slovenian Primoz Roglic is the general chief of the race forward of defending champion Egan Bernal of Colombia heading into the 10th stage, a pan-flat run from Ile d’Oleron Le Chateau-d’Oleron to Ile de Re Saint-Martin-de-Re.
France has recorded almost 31,000 deaths from the virus for the reason that pandemic started, in accordance with a Reuters tally. Reuters