Human Powered Health and Gazprom quit Ruta del Sol after multiple COVID-19 cases

TORRENT SPAIN FEBRUARY 03 Kristian Aasvold of Norway Stephen Bassett of United States PierAndr Cot of Canada Chad Haga of United States Benjamin King of United States Joey Rosskopf of United States Gavin Mannion of United States and Team Human Powered Health during the team presentation prior to the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 2 a 1715km stage from Btera to Torrent VCV2022 on February 03 2022 in Torrent Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
(Image credit: Dario BelingheriGetty Images)

American ProTeam Human Powered Health and the Russian Gazprom-RusVelo team have quit the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol after discovering multiple cases of COVID-19 amongst their teams in Spain. 

“Unfortunately, we've had to withdraw from the #68RdS because the team returned multiple positive COVID tests this morning,” Human Powered Health said on their social media, without revealing if those involved are riders or staff and if other close contact cases will have to isolate. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.