Tour de France COVID-19 confusion leaves Ineos, Mitchelton, Cofidis and AG2R possibly one positive away from expulsion

POITIERS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 09 Arrival Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers White Best Young Jersey Public Fans Mask Covid safety measures during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 11 a 1675km stage from ChatelaillonPlage to Poitiers TDF2020 LeTour on September 09 2020 in Poitiers France Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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Egan Bernal’s Ineos Grenadiers team, Mitchelton-Scott, AG2R La Mondiale, and Cofidis are possibly just one COVID-19 case away from expulsion from the Tour de France. However, there is still confusion as to whether another positive test on Monday’s second rest day would force them to leave the race.

The positive test on each team has understandably left them on edge. Mitchelton-Scott’s Adam Yates wore the race leader’s yellow jersey for four days last week and is targeting stage victories in the mountains, AG2R-La Mondiale’s team leader Romain Bardet is currently fourth overall, while Cofidis also have a lot at stake with Guillaume Martin in third place overall.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.