Volta a Portugal leader out with suspected COVID-19 case

Daniel Freitas in the breakaway at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Daniel Freitas (L) in the breakaway at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The leader of the Volta a Portugal Santander, Daniel Freitas (Radio Popular Boavista), was forced to withdraw from the event before Wednesday's stage 6 due to a suspected COVID-19 case within the team.

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and Euskaltel-Euskadi departed the race due to pairs of COVID-19 positives on Tuesday. Now, Radio Popular Boavista is the third outfit to pull out, with organisers insisting they "continue to comply with all health safety standards".

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