Steven Kruijswijk has deserted the Giro d’Italia after testing constructive for coronavirus on the primary relaxation day.
Jumbo-Visma rider Kruijswijk is the second pre-race favorite compelled to desert the Italian Grand Tour after catching Covid-19, following the departure of Simon Yates after stage seen.
All riders and workforce employees on the Giro d’Italia have been examined for coronavirus on the primary relaxation day on Monday (October 12), with the UCI and race organiser RCS saying the next morning that two riders had examined constructive – one from Jumbo-Visma and one from Sunweb.
Jumbo-Visma have confirmed Kruijswijk is their rider with coronavirus, however the Sunweb rider has not but been named.
Kruijswijk, who sat eleventh general at 1-24 off the race lead heading into the remainder day, mentioned: “Throughout the workforce we take a number of measures to keep away from contamination. And I simply really feel match. I can’t imagine I bought it. It’s a very massive disappointment to get this information. It’s a pity that I’ve to go away the Giro this fashion.”
An announcement from Jumbo mentioned: “Steven Kruijswijk is not going to seem initially of the tenth stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Dutch chief of Group Jumbo-Visma examined constructive on Covid-19 on the remainder day. In consequence, he has to go away the race.
“Kruijswijk has no complaints or signs and he was very motivated to win this Giro d’Italia. He acquired the information of his constructive take a look at this morning. The opposite riders and employees members of Group Jumbo-Visma examined adverse twice and should proceed the Giro d’Italia.
Simon Yates’s Mitchelton-Scott workforce have additionally introduced they’re leaving the race after 4 employees members examined constructive.
The UCI and RCS mentioned six members of employees on the race has contracted coronavirus – 4 from Mitchelton, one from AG2R La Mondiale and one from Ineos Grenadiers.
Those that have been examined constructive have been left within the care of their workforce’s medical doctors to bear isolation.