Tour de France ready to ease COVID-19 exclusion rules

Primoz Roglic: the race leader behind the mask
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The Tour de France is ready to ease its strict rules on COVID-19 cases at the race, allowing teams to continue even if they have more than two positive COVID-19 cases amongst their 30 riders and staff, according to a report by French newspaper L’Equipe.  

Race organiser ASO presented their COVID-19 protocol to the 22 teams at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné. The document, obtained by Cyclingnews, clearly indicates that "if two persons or more from the same team present strongly suspect symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 the team in question will be expelled from the Tour de France.”

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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.