Classification chief Remco Evenepoel can not proceed within the Giro d’Italia resulting from a constructive corona take a look at. His biking group Soudal – Fast-Step reviews this on Sunday night.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I’ve to announce that I’m leaving the Giro d’Italia resulting from Covid-19 after a routine take a look at, which sadly got here again constructive,” the world champion stated in an announcement on social media. “My expertise right here was actually particular and I used to be trying ahead to the subsequent two weeks. I am unable to thank sufficient the employees and riders who sacrificed a lot in preparation for the Giro. Nonetheless very proud to go away with 2 stage victories and 4 pink jerseys.”
Evenepoel received the second time trial within the Tour of Italy on Sunday and thus recaptured the pink chief’s jersey. The 23-year-old Belgian was within the ninth stage, from Savignano sul Rubicone to Cesena over 35 kilometers, simply quicker than his British rivals Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart of Ineos Grenadiers. Thomas is the brand new classification chief as a result of failure of Evenepoel.
Evenepoel was not very happy together with his efficiency within the time trial, regardless of the victory. “I hope I do not get sick”, he had stated afterwards and he additionally indicated that he was trying ahead to the restoration after two powerful days.
“This explains every thing,” responded his group supervisor Patrick Lefevere on Twitter. “I hope everybody respects their interval of restoration and their non-public life. He’ll come again stronger.”
All different Soudal Fast-Step riders and employees have examined detrimental, the group reviews.