The Giro will not have a COVID protocol: the teams decide

Nearly a year after life slowly returned to the normality we knew before the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty. In this case, facing a Italy spin (May 6 to 28) which will be the starting signal for the great tours, a scenario in which the expectation is maximum to see the first of the great duels that this season will bring: Primoz Roglic against Remco Evenepoel.

Last year, the Pink Corsa suffered a very important casualty, such as that of a joao almeida who said goodbye to the race due to a positive for coronavirus when he was fourth overall, with serious options to battle for the podium until the end. A decision that corresponded, in this case, to the UAE team, and that for this next edition it will maintain the same procedure.

That is, just as confirmed to this medium RCS, the race organizing company, “each team will have its protocol” regarding the possible positives in COVID-19 that may arise throughout the three weeks of competition. There will be no specific procedure by the Giro, but each team will freely decide the fate of its runners.

It will undoubtedly be an element to take into account every day, since everything can take a 180º turn at the most unexpected moment, as happened last year with Almeida. In addition, from the outset, the days before the race are already being of some concern. And it is that Giulio Ciccone, Theoretical leader of Trek-Segafredo and one of the ‘roosters’ of the general, gave a positive test on April 24, so the American team keeps the Italian’s participation in the air. This same week too Alexey Lutsenko withdrew from the Tour de Romandie for the same reason, something that, we will see, if it ends up affecting the rest of the Giro expedition. Mark Cavendish, Without going any further, he is in the Swiss round to finalize his preparation for the Italian round. He has to cross his fingers.

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