Richard Carapaz out of Tour de la Provence after COVID-19 positive

BESSGES FRANCE FEBRUARY 04 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 52nd toile De Bessges Tour Du Gard 2022 Stage 3 a 155km stage from Bessges to Bessges EtoiledeBesseges EDB2022 on February 04 2022 in Bessges France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Carapaz is out of the Tour de la Provence (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) has tested positive for COVID-19 and has left the Tour de la Provence

The Ecuadorian is said to be showing no symptoms but routine testing revealed he was carrying the virus following the second day of the French race.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.