The Mitchelton-Scott team and title contender Steven Kruijswijk have withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia after the latest round of Covid-19 testing.
Jumbo-Visma’s Dutchman Kruijswijk and a Team Sunweb rider both tested positive as did four staff members of the Australian team, from 571 tests.
“As a social responsibility we’ve made the decision to withdraw,” said Mitchelton-Scott boss Brent Copeland.
Their British rider Simon Yates tested positive before stage eight.
More to follow.