Giro d'Italia: Yates withdraws

Luca Bettini / AFP

Britain’s Simon Yates has been withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia after testing positive for Covid-19.

His team, Mitchelton-Scott, released a statement on Saturday, saying that he developed very mild symptoms in the hours following Friday’s seventh stage.

Team staff and riders have been cleared to continue racing after they received rapid tests.

Yates, however, will remain under quarantine.

Yates was in 21st position in the race, three minutes 52 seconds behind the leader, Portugal’s Joao Almedia.

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