No cases of COVID-19 detected in second round of rapid tests at Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 5th stage Modena - Cattolica 177 km - 12/05/2021 - Scenery - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Second round of COVID-19 rapid tests for riders and staff at Giro completed (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

No cases of COVID-19 were detected among the Giro d’Italia race bubble during the latest round of rapid testing, it was confirmed on Sunday. The 650 or so riders and staff on the Giro underwent rapid antigen tests this weekend, ahead of the next round of molecular testing on Tuesday’s rest day.

Speaking to Cyclingnews at the Grande Partenza in Turin, race director Mauro Vegni had outlined that at least two rapid antigen tests would be carried out on the entire race bubble during the opening week of the Giro, in addition to the UCI-mandated PCR tests carried out before the race and on each rest day.

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