Giro contender Yates tests positive for virus and withdraws

Overall contender Simon Yates has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after testing positive for the coronavirus, his Mitchelton-Scott team announced before Saturday's eighth stage. The 28-year-old British rider ''developed very mild symptoms'' after Friday's Stage 7, the team said. An immediate rapid test showed a positive result, which was confirmed in a second test.

Giro contender Yates tests positive for virus and withdraws

Overall contender Simon Yates has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after testing positive for the coronavirus, his Mitchelton-Scott team announced before Saturday's eighth stage. The 28-year-old British rider ''developed very mild symptoms'' after Friday's Stage 7, the team said. An immediate rapid test showed a positive result, which was confirmed in a second test.