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And one more rider from the peloton tested positive for Covid-19! This time, it is again the turn of the Giro to be hit. The worst part is that the affected cyclist had already tested positive a few months ago. Fernando Gaviria, since it is him that it is, is again contaminated with the coronavirus, announced the UCI a few hours before the start of the 16th stage of the Tour of Italy, this Tuesday between Udine and San Daniele del Friuli (229 km). The Colombian sprinter of the UAE Team-Emirates team had already been infected with the virus last March during the UAE Tour, just before confinement.
The symptoms exhibited by Gaviria at the time even forced him to remain hospitalized for four weeks. This time, the UCI announced that the winner of four stages on the Giro 2017 for his first participation in the event and an additional one in 2019 but none again this year did not show any symptoms. “He feels good and is completely asymptomatic”, has also confirmed the Emirati training of the Colombian in the wake of the announcement of his positive test for Covid-19. A revelation which was obviously followed by the isolation of Gaviria, who at the same time left the race.