14 Oct 2020

Giro d'Italia rocked by positive COVID tests

Five teams competing in the Giro d'Italia have been touched by COVID-19, with two forced to pull out of the competition.

Australian team Mitchelton-SCOTT is one of two teams competing in the Giro d'Italia forced to pull out due to COVID.

Four staff members returned positive tests, following Simon Yates, who was forced to pull out last week after testing positive.

Jumbo-Visma made the decision not to compete in the 10th stage after leader Steven Kruijswijk tested positive.

Three other teams had positive cases returned on the first rest day - among those, Australian sprinter, Michael Matthews of Team Sunweb.

Stage 10 went ahead on Tuesday, with triple world champion Peter Sagan taking out his first win of the 2020 grand tour.

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