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Tour: Barguil positive at Covid-19, leaves the race

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(ANSA-AFP) – LE BOURG-D’OISANS (FRANCE), JUL 15 – The former French champion, Warren Barguil, was forced to leave the 109 / o Tour de France by cyclosm, before the start of the 13 / in stages, after having tested positive for Covid-19. This was announced by the Arkea-Samsic team. The Breton, 24 / o in the general classification, more than 42 ‘from the yellow jersey, crashed yesterday in the Croix-de-Fer descent, injuring his hip and right shoulder. The day before he had taken the lead at the top of the Galibier, before finishing 10 / o on the Col du Granon. The seven other Arkea-Samsic riders, including Colombian Nairo Quintana, 6 / o overall, all tested negative, the team said.

Barguil is the sixth rider to retire from the race because he tested positive for Covid-19, after the New Zealander George Bennett (UAE Emirates), the Norwegian Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Emirates), the Australian Luke Durbridge (BikeExchange), the French Geoffrey Bouchard (Ag2R Citroën) and Guillaume Martino (Cofidis). (ANSA-AFP).

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