New PCR tests of UAE Team Emirates riders give a negative result
Jul 30 2020 02:17 am CET

New PCR tests of UAE Team Emirates riders give a negative result
New PCR tests of UAE Team Emirates riders give a negative result
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The organisation of the Vuelta a Burgos has confirmed that the tests done to the three riders of UAE Team Emirates have had a negative result.

Sebastian Molano, Cristian Muñoz and Camilo Ardila were excluded from the race before the start of the second stage of the Spanish race because a person they had been in contact on Saturday had a positive result in the Covid-19 test. The riders were "isolated, sent home and will all undergo another test," said the team in an early statement before the start of the stage.

After their teammate Fernando Gaviria took the win at the second day of the race, the organisation revealed that the new tests of the riders were also negative like the ones they had in the days before. "The tests done today as a prevention measure to three riders of UAE Team Emirates for being in contact with someone that had a positive result in a PCR test, were negative," said the statement.

"Following the health protocols established by the organisation of the Vuelta a Burgos and the UCI, the riders didn't start in the stage in the morning and were immediately taken out of the race bubble as a preventive measure, until the results of the tests were known."

The race had already suffered the withdrawals of Israel Start-Up Nation's Itamar Einhorn and Alex Dowsett for being directly or indirectly in contact with Omer Goldstein, who received a positive result over the weekend.




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