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Remco Evenepoel travels home from Giro d’Italia after positive COVID-19 test

Remco Evenepoel travels home from Giro d'Italia after positive COVID-19 test

After testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday evening, Giro d’Italia race leader Remco Evenepoel started the long journey home by car from Italy to Belgium on Monday morning.

The world champion won Sunday’s stage 9 time trial – albeit by a smaller margin than expected – and later complained of a blocked nose in the post-stage press conference. Three and a half hours later, a routine COVID-19 test – taken by all Soudal-QuickStep team members as part of intra-team precautions – turned up a positive result for the virus.

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