VN News ticker: No COVID-19 positives among Tour de France tests
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No COVID-19 positives among Tour de France tests
The Tour de France is clear to carry on after the first tranche of in-race COVID-19 tests all came back negative, organizers have confirmed.
Swabs were taken from all riders and staff remaining at the Tour de France, as part of a regular testing regime throughout the race.
During last year’s event, several team staff members tested positive for the virus. Race director Christian Prudhomme also returned a positive test in 2020 and had to leave the race, but he recently revealed that it was a false positive.
Teams could be forced to leave the Tour de France if there are two or more or people within the entourage test positive within a seven-day window. There have been no recorded positive cases at this year’s Tour so far.