Caicedo leaves Giro d'Italia after positive COVID-19 test

REGGIO EMILIA ITALY MAY 18 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda of Ecuador and Team EF Education Easypost competes during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 11 a 203km stage from Santarcangelo di Romagna to Reggio Emilia Giro WorldTour on May 18 2022 in Reggio Emilia Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Jonathan Caicedo on stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty images)

Jonathan Caicedo (EF Education-EasyPost) left the Giro d’Italia this morning following a positive COVID-19 test. The rest of the team will continue, however, after returning negative tests.

The EF Education-EasyPost team published the news that the rider from Ecuador would not start stage 16 on social media on Tuesday morning following the rest day. Caicedo is reported to be showing ‘no symptoms,’ and will self-isolate as per regulations before he is allowed to travel.

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Katy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has published interviews, features, and previews in Cycling News, Rouleur, Cyclist Magazine and the British Continental. She also writes opinion pieces on her own website and is a frequent contributor to the Quicklink podcast. 

She is obsessed with the narrative element of bike racing, from the bigger picture to the individual stories. She is a cyclocross nut who is 5% Belgian and wonders if this entitles her to citizenship. Her favourite races are Ronde van Vlaanderen and La Vuelta.

In her spare time Katy is a published short fiction and non-fiction author.