QuickStep, Intermarche riders all negative in Tour de France Carcassonne COVID-19 tests

Riders wait to take their mandatory Covid19 tests after competing in the 15th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 2025 km between Rodez and Carcassonne in southern France on July 17 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images
Riders waiting to take their mandatory COVID-19 tests after stage 15 of the 2022 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The second round of rest day testing at the Tour de France is in full swing at Carcassonne and riders from two teams have already reportedly been able to breathe a sigh of relief with a full round of negative results.

Het Nieuwsblad said that the entire Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team had delivered negative tests, while according to a report in Het Laatste Nieuws the remaining six riders at QuickStep-AlphaVinyl have also got through the testing without any positive results.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.