Giro d'Italia will not apply Tour de France 'two strikes, team out' coronavirus rule

Mauro Vegni at the 2018 Giro d'Italia 'big start'
Giro d'Italia race director Mauro Vegni (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Race director Mauro Vegni has said that the Giro d’Italia will not follow the Tour de France in enforcing a ‘two strikes, team out’ rule for coronavirus cases during the event, which takes place from October 3-25.

At the Tour, any team that records two positive tests for COVID-19 among its riders and staff within a seven-day period will be excluded from the race. Four teams reported coronavirus cases on the first rest day, though it has been confirmed that the seven-day period will have elapsed by the time they face the next round of mandatory testing around the second rest day on Monday.

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