A member of the Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert team tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The PCR-test was taken in the morning and during the afternoon the result was received. The particular team member tested negative on Saturday. The person was immediately quarantined at the hotel. The person has no symptoms and feels fine. All members of the team were subjected to an additional test on Tuesday evening. This morning the results of these tests all confirmed the negative results of the previous day. This morning the team was tested once again with a new method. The goal of these additional tests is to be sure that no other members of the team were infected and to keep them healthy.
Since Tuesday evening the race organizer has been in contact with the responsible medical service of the canton and all decisions were taken together.
The concerned team is allowed to continue the race based on the multiple tests. Due to the elaborate testing system it can be ensured that neither the members of the team nor the members of other teams are at risk. Despite this, the team management of Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert decided to leave the Tour de Suisse today. As race organizer, we respect this decision which is taken for the good of all.
We regret this positive test result but are on the other hand relieved that the protection methods are working so that everyone in the Tour caravan can safely continue the race. We wish the affected person a speedy and full recovery.
The Tour de Suisse came to an end last Sunday for the men and the following Tuesday for the women....