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UAE Team Emirates withdraws three cyclists from Spain’s race resulting from new virus scare

All three riders returned destructive checks within the days previous to the race. — Emirates/Files

PARIS: UAE Team Emirates have withdrawn three of their cyclists from the Tour of Burgos as a precautionary measure after the trio had been in touch with somebody exterior the race who examined optimistic for coronavirus.

The workforce have been beforehand within the highlight in late February when the final two levels of the UAE Tour have been scrapped, with two of the outfit’s stars testing optimistic for the virus and being quarantined.

The three riders who failed to point out up on the beginning line for stage two in Spain on Wednesday are Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila.

“The three Colombian athletes on Saturday had been in recent contact with a person who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 yesterday (Tuesday),” UAE Team Emirates mentioned on their web site.

“Following the protocol of the team and the UCI, the three riders were isolated, sent home and will all undergo another test.”

All three riders returned destructive checks within the days previous to the race, the workforce added.

The Tour of Burgos is the primary skilled biking race for the reason that March cancellation of the ultimate stage of the Paris-Nice.

At the UAE Tour, high Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria fell sick and spent a month in quarantine whereas his lead-out man Maximiliano Richeze additionally examined optimistic.

The pair are each in Spain for this week’s race.

Ahead of Tuesday’s first stage, the Israel Start-Up Nation workforce pulled out riders Itamar Einhorn and Alex Dowsett as a precaution as they’d been in touch with an asymptomatic however coronavirus optimistic teammate.

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