Prudhomme back on Tour de France after week of COVID-19 isolation

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 4th stage Sisteron - Orcieres Merlette 160.5 km - 01/09/2020 - Christian Prudhomme (FRA - ASO) - photo Vincent Kalut/BettiniPhoto©2020
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme on stage 4 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme returned to the race on Monday one week after testing positive for COVID-19 and having to self-isolate. According to Reuters and Le Parisien, Prudhomme was asymptomatic for the virus which has swept across the globe causing almost a million deaths and has subsequently tested negative, according to Lesoir.

Prudhomme left the race on the first rest day in La Rochelle after testing positive for the coronavirus. His lead car driver Gilles Maignan, considered to be in close contact with Prudhomme, was also forced to isolate, as did the French Prime Minister Jean Castex, who rode in the car with both men on the day before the positive test.

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