Mitchelton-Scott have pulled their whole crew from the Giro d’Italia after quite a lot of coronavirus positives.
The Australian WorldTour squad has opted to tug out of the Italian Grand Tour after 4 of their employees members examined constructive for Covid-19 on the primary relaxation day.
Mitchelton-Scott had already been pressured to tug their common classification chief Simon Yates from the race after he additionally examined constructive for the virus within the first week.
All riders and employees on the Giro d’Italia had been examined throughout the first relaxation day on Monday (October 12), with two riders and 6 employees members on the race returning constructive outcomes.
Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) and Michael Matthews (Sunweb) had been the 2 riders discovered to have Covid, with each being withdrawn from the race by their groups.
Mitchelton-Scott’s common supervisor Brent Copeland mentioned: “Sadly we obtained the information on Monday night that we’ve returned quite a lot of constructive Covid-19 outcomes to members of our employees after our third spherical of exams in three days.
“As a social accountability to our riders and employees, the peloton and the race organisation we’ve made the clear determination to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia.
“Fortunately these impacted stay asymptomatic or with delicate signs, however as an organisation the well being of all of our riders and employees is our essential precedence and we are actually centered on safely transporting them to areas the place they’re most comfy to conduct a interval of quarantine.
“We want the RCS and the remainder of the peloton a profitable end to this 12 months’s version of the Giro d’Italia and we sit up for returning in 2021.”
In a joint assertion launched on Tuesday, the UCI and Giro organiser RCS confirmed that two riders and 6 employees members had examined constructive.
Jumbo-Visma has confirmed their GC chief Kruijswijk has coronavirus whereas Sunweb introduced Michael Matthews would even be leaving the race after contracting Covid-19.
Mitchelton-Scott had 4 employees members take a look at constructive, whereas AG2R La Mondiale had one and Ineos Grenadiers had one other employee contract the virus.
The employees members have all been left within the care of their crew’s medical doctors and can bear isolation procedures.