After COVID-19 test roller coaster, Houle heading to Tour de France

Hugo Houle of Astana Pro Team
Hugo Houle of Astana Pro Team (Image credit: Getty Images)

Canadian Hugo Houle has been declared COVID-19 free and has been selected for Astana's team for the upcoming Tour de France following one positive test for the virus after Tour de Pologne was overturned by two later PCR tests and an antigen test that came back negative.

It's a relief for the 29-year-old who was forced to sit out Il Lombardia and a major change to his racing schedule, which originally had him targeting Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro d'Italia. So far, Houle is the only Canadian named to the Tour de France. 

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura's specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.