Tour de France COVID-19 counter to be reset for second rest day tests

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) started the stage in the white jersey
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) in the white jersey (Image credit: Getty Images)

Egan Bernal’s Ineos Grenadiers team, Mitchelton-Scott, AG2R La Mondiale, and Cofidis will not risk expulsion from the Tour de France if a second COVID-19 positive is recorded among their riders and staff in rest-day testing next Monday, race organiser ASO has confirmed to Cyclingnews.

In an apparent overnight change in position, ASO and the UCI, in consultation with the French government, have decided to reset any counter before the next round of planned COVID-19 testing, which will take place on and around the second rest day in the Alps.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.