Italian team pursuit squad hit by COVID-19 before European championships

The Italian men's team pursuit squad
The Italian men's team pursuit squad (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Italian men’s track team have delayed their departure for this week’s European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, after two further riders tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

World time trial champion Filippo Ganna tested positive for the virus on Thursday after showing symptoms, and fellow men’s team pursuit riders Liam Bertazzo and Michele Scartezzini were then confirmed as positive on Saturday.

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