Tour de France teams to be expelled if two members have coronavirus, including staff

The Tour de France set off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and mounting infections in France. (AP)
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Updated 29 August 2020

Tour de France teams to be expelled if two members have coronavirus, including staff

  • International Cycling Union had proposed that such an exclusion from the race would apply only to the rider

NICE, France: Teams will be expelled from the Tour de France if at least two members, including staff, test positive for the coronavirus, Christian Prudhomme said Saturday.
The International Cycling Union on Friday had proposed that such an exclusion from the race would apply only to the riders.
“We will stay with two cases out of 30 people from the same team over a period of seven days,” Prudhomme said, adding that the decision was taken by a French government unit overseeing the coronavirus crisis.


Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

Updated 24 October 2020

Another Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for coronavirus

  • PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current Ligue 1 season

PARIS: An unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the club’s Ligue 1 match against Dijon on Saturday.
PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team’s Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.
The player would also likely miss Wednesday’s Champions League game at Istanbul Basaksehir.
Thomas Tuchel’s men lost their opening group match at home to Manchester United earlier this week.