Bizkaia-Durango pull last rider out of Giro d'Italia Donne due to COVID-19 positive

Bizkaia Durango racing the opening team time trial at the Giro d'Italia Donne
Bizkaia-Durango racing the opening team time trial at the 2021 Giro d'Italia Donne (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bizkaia-Durango announced that they have pulled their last rider as well as staff out of the Giro d'Italia Donne due to a positive COVID-19 test within the team ahead of stage 7 on Thursday.

"In the last hours a positive case of COVID-19 has been detected within the Bizkaia-Durango team that has been present in the Giro d'Italia Donne," the team confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

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