Tour de France to carry out secondary COVID-19 testing to avoid false positives

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Jumbo-Visma’s Tom Dumoulin and Tony Martin wear face masks at the team presentation (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI has made a last-minute update to its COVID-19 medical protocol to help avoid the risk of false positive cases and the possible expulsion of riders and teams during the Tour de France and other Grand Tours.

A spate of apparent false positives has forced several riders and teams to miss races and teams were concerned about a Tour de France rule that forced a whole team to quit the race if two of their 30 riders or staff tested positive. 

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