Simon Pellaud sidelined from Tour of Turkey after positive COVID test

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO ITALY OCTOBER 21 Start Simon Pellaud of Switzerland and Team Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Bassano del Grappa Village during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 17 a 203km stage from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio 1514m girodiitalia Giro on October 21 2020 in Madonna di Campiglio Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Simon Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) has been sidelined from competing at the Tour of Turkey after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the race that kicked off on Sunday in Konya.

"Spring’s still not here yet. Alone in quarantine after a positive COVID test just arrived in Nevşehir three days ago. (Had two negative test at home before travelling) 100% asymptomatic. It will be 7 (or more) very very long days. I just hope to soon get my bike and a HT," Pellaud wrote in a post on Twitter on Sunday.

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