With only five stages of the closure of the Giro d’Italia, the most important news came not from winners and rivals, but from the health protocol complied with, since none of the riders, coaches, stewards, mechanics and other personnel tested positive for PCR. .
The 152 riders classified at the end of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia this Monday, will be able to take the game without incident this Wednesday for the dispute of the seventeenth segment, having yielded negative results to the COVID-19 tests carried out in the last hours Canazei.
Among the 592 PCR tests carried out on the cyclists and staff members of the 23 participating teams, all have tested negative for the virus, which gives them the ability to continue in the race.
An Official statement from the organizers of the Giro d’Italia reads: “In accordance with the Giro d’Italia health protocol, established as part of the Rules to be followed for the organization and participation in road events in the context of the pandemic of coronavirus, written by the governing body of cycling worldwide. Unión Ciclista International (UCI) and according to the measures of the Italian Ministry of Health, all teams (cyclists and staff) were subjected to the (COVID-19 test by PCR tests) on May 24 ”.