Vuelta. Juan Ayuso constructive for coronavirus however nonetheless within the race.

Vuelta. Juan Ayuso constructive for coronavirus however nonetheless within the race.

Spaniard Juan Ayuso, present fifth within the Vuelta, examined constructive for Covid-19 on Friday morning however is constant the race, his UAE group introduced. His identify is added to the lengthy record of riders affected by the virus within the peloton because the begin.

Juan Ayuso examined constructive Friday morning for Covid-19 however is constant the race.


“Juan Ayuso has (examined) constructive for Covid-19, and can proceed the Vuelta”, introduced the UAE formation in a press launch posted on social networks. “He’s asymptomatic and throughout the evaluation of his PCR check, it was detected that he had a really low threat of contamination, just like different circumstances as we’ve got seen within the Tour de France this 12 months” , stated group physician Adrian Rotunno.

UAE claims to have taken the choice to let Ayuso proceed the race after consulting the medical delegates of the Vuelta group and the UCI (Worldwide Biking Union).

The UCI introduced on August 9 that it might implement the identical well being protocol within the Vuelta as within the final Tour de France the place 17 circumstances of Covid had been detected. Thus, the UCI “strongly recommends day by day monitoring by antigenic exams of all group members (riders and employees), whether or not they’re vaccinated or not”.

Ayuso is fifth within the common classification at 4’53” from the chief, the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, earlier than the thirteenth stage of the Vuelta which ought to lead the peloton from Ronda to Montilla in southern Spain this Friday. In whole, a minimum of 21 abandonments within the peloton, which had 184 riders initially of the race on August 19 in Utrecht (Netherlands), had been linked to a constructive check on Wednesday night of the eleventh stage.

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