Vincenzo Nibali out of Vuelta a Andalucia after COVID-19 positive

ALTO DE LAS ANTENAS DEL MAIGMO TIBI ALICANTE SPAIN FEBRUARY 04 Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Qazaqstan Team competes during the 73rd Volta A La Comunitat Valenciana 2022 Stage 3 a 1551km stage from Alicante to Alto De Las Antenas Del Maigmo Tibi 1080m VCV2022 on February 04 2022 in Alicante Spain Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Vincenzo NIbali (Astana Qazaqstan) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Vincenzo Nibali will not ride this week’s Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol after testing positive for COVID-19.

Nibali was due to line-up alongside new Astana Qazaqstan teammates Miguel Angel López, Alexey Lutsenko and fellow Italian Valerio Conte but now faces time in isolation before he can return to training.

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