Tour de France 2020 All PCR tests were negative
This Tuesday, after the rest day, it was time to know the results of all the tests PCR that, like last week, the entire bubble of the Tour de France. The teams feared that the results would return two positives that could send the teams home.
Although it is true that, after what was seen last Tuesday (where only four staff members from four different teams (Cofidis, AG2R, Ineos and Mitchelton tested positive), there is greater tranquility within a squad that relies on this bubble system. In addition, during the past week some measures such as the reduction of fans were implemented to increase that security.
Little by little the runners or teams, via official messages or simple comments regarding today’s stage, were stating that they were free of the virus until finally the official confirmation from the race organization arrived.
Christian prudhomme, Tour de France director who has been out of ‘combat’ this week having tested positive, will return to the race this Tuesday after testing negative in the relevant tests. His case was understandable since he works outside the bubble to serve sponsors, visitors and journalists.
This Tuesday after the last day of rest, the mountain is once again the protagonist. In addition, this first post-stop day is linked with two other high mountains that could decide this edition of the Tour before the final time trial. Therefore, it will not be a very demanding day for the favorites who will save their strength for the following days. Possibly, it will be another new opportunity for the getaway to end in victory. The day will conclude with a level of third of 2.2 kilometers with an average drop of 6.5%. And it started with all cyclists free of Covid-19.