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Simon Geschke out of Tokyo Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

ONDARROA SPAIN APRIL 09 Simon Geschke of Germany and Team Cofidis during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 5 a 1602km stage from Hondarribia to Ondarroa Injury Crash Medical Detail view itzulia ehitzulia on April 09 2021 in Ondarroa Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Simon Geschke of Germany (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Simon Geschke (Germany) has been ruled out of competing in the men's road race at the Tokyo Olympic Games after returning a positive COVID-19 coronavirus result. The road race takes place on Saturday morning, with the news of Geschke's positive test coming less than 24 hours before the start.

The news of Geschke's positive happens after a member of the Spanish cycling team staff also returned a positive test. In both the German and Spanish camps there were no other reported positive cases, meaning that the entire Spanish team, and the rest of the German team, can all line up to race this weekend. 

"More then disappointed to miss the Olympics tomorrow but also glad everyone else tested negative. It’s a dark day in my career, but i will be back soon later this year hopefully," Geschke said in a message on social media.

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