Lutsenko out of Worlds after positive test for COVID-19

Stage winner Team Astana rider Kazakhstans Alexey Lutsenko celebrates on the podium after winning the 6th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between Le Teil and Mont Aigoual on September 3 2020 Photo by Christophe Ena various sources AFP Photo by CHRISTOPHE ENAAFP via Getty Images
Alexey Lutsenko on the podium after winning a stage at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alexey Lutsenko was a non-starter in the World Championships road race on Sunday after returning a positive test for COVID-19 two days before the race.

The Kazakhstan national champion was a stage winner at Mont Aigoual on the Tour de France, and he was among the expected contenders for the rainbow jersey on a demanding circuit in Imola. However he was one of three riders not to start.

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