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

(Reuters) – The Mitchelton-Scott staff withdrew from the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday soon after becoming notified of new good COVID-19 benefits from a round of assessments done above the weekend, race organisers RCS Sport stated.

“Upon getting the success, Mitchelton-Scott quickly withdrew its staff from the race and will aim on the wellness of its riders and staff members and their risk-free motion to spots of quarantine,” RCS mentioned in a assertion.

Organisers included that two riders, just one each from Staff Sunweb and Jumbo-Visma, experienced also analyzed good alongside with 4 team users from Mitchelton-Scott and one every from Team AG2R-La Mondiale and Team Ineos.

Sunweb did not immediately confirm who experienced examined positive, but Jumbo-Visma claimed on Twitter their rider Steven Kruijswijk had returned a constructive outcome and would go away the race.

Mitchelton-Scott explained the crew were notified of the four positive success for staff associates from assessments done on Sunday.

“Unfortunately we been given the news on Monday night that we have returned a number of optimistic COVID-19 final results to users of our workers just after our 3rd round of tests in three times,” the team’s normal supervisor Brent Copeland claimed.

“As a social accountability to our riders and workers, the peloton and the race organisation we have designed the obvious decision to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia.

“Fortunately individuals impacted continue to be asymptomatic or with mild signs and symptoms.”

Mitchelton-Scott rider Simon Yates withdrew from the race on Saturday soon after testing constructive for the new coronavirus.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru Modifying by Peter Rutherford)

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