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Simon Yates tests positive for Covid-19 and has to leave the Giro del Italia

Yates started showing mild symptoms on Friday after stage seven.

The cycling peloton starts the day with bad news, Mitchelton Scott rider, Simon Yates has tested positive in a PCR and will have to leave the Italy spin.

With this news Simon Yates will not start at the start of the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia. This has been announced by his team, which after carrying out the relevant tests, has confirmed the result.

According to the statement, Yates began showing mild symptoms on Friday after stage seven. At that time a rapid test was performed, which was positive. Hours later, a PCR was performed, which was also positive.

The cyclist he is isolated in a room and in good condition, where it will continue for the moment following the health and ICU protocol.

Yates, was in the 21st position of the general to 0: 3: 52 of João Almeida, leader of the race


The team has tested negative

The rest of the team also took the tests and they have all given negative, so they will be able to start the eighth stage.

Mitchelton's doctor, Dr. Matteo Beltemacchi, explained the situation:

«Luckily, Simon's symptoms are mild and he's fine. We will closely follow the other members of the team to rule out more positives«

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