Two positive tests for the corona of riders in one cycling formation within seven days leads to the exclusion of the entire team from the Tour de France. The umbrella organization UCI has confirmed this.
The French stage race starts on Saturday in Brest.
Compared to 2020, the rule is slightly less strict. Exclusion then followed after two positive tests within the so-called team bubble, including coaches, managers and caregivers.
Before the start of the race, those involved are tested twice for corona. Further tests follow this on the two rest days. In addition, an extra test will be introduced after the fifth stage.
Not one rider tested positive last season. That happened to the director of the race Christian Prudhomme, who therefore had to leave the Tour for about a week.