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Sport The Latest: Colombian cyclist at Giro d'Italia positive

11:50  20 october  2020
11:50  20 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been withdrawn from the Giro d ’ Italia . Gaviria and a staff member Gaviria has won five stages at the Giro during his career. Overall contenders Simon Yates and Steven Kruijswijk had already been withdrawn from the

The Giro d ' Italia takes place between October 3-25 and comprises of 21 stages. The race begins in Sicily before heading to the Italian mainland for stage Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) leads the line but the Colombian fast man will face stiff competition from Arnaud Demare (Groupama FDJ)

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Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia.

Gaviria and a staff member for Team AG2R La Mondiale were the only positives out of 492 tests carried out Sunday and Monday.

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Gaviria’s UAE Team Emirates says the rider “was immediately isolated following the test result and is feeling well and is completely asymptomatic.”

The team notes that Gaviria also had COVID-19 in March.

Gaviria has won five stages at the Giro during his career.

Overall contenders Simon Yates and Steven Kruijswijk had already been withdrawn from the race after testing positive. Australian standout Michael Matthews also was withdrawn. The Mitchelton-Scott and Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew their entire squads last week following a series of positive results from the first rest day.

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'I'll remember my four stage wins above everything' says Giro d'Italia points winner Démare .
Groupama-FDJ sprinter ends season with 14 victories and looks to keep momentum going into 2021"I have had an exceptional Giro and, generally, an exceptional season, in every way," said Démare on his team's website.

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