A leading team wants the Giro d’Italia to end a week early, citing a “clearly compromised” coronavirus bubble.
EF Pro Cycling – winners of two of the 12 stages so far – wrote to race organisers asking for the race to end this Sunday.
However, cycling’s governing body, the UCI rejected, the request.
On Tuesday, the Mitchelton-Scott and Jumbo-Visma teams withdrew from the tour following positive tests in their camps.
“With a clearly compromised bubble,” EF’s letter said, “and an expected lag between exposure and symptoms/positives, it must be expected that further illness will result.” (BBC)