Egan Bernal forced to adjourn Giro d'Italia celebrations as he tests positive for Covid-19
Jun 05 2021 10:54 am CET

Egan Bernal forced to adjourn Giro d'Italia celebrations as he tests positive for Covid-19
Egan Bernal forced to adjourn Giro d'Italia celebrations as he tests positive for Covid-19
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Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has tested positive for Covid-19 and has to skip his Colombian celebrations for later in the year.

The Colombian just won the Giro d'Italia 2021 after winning two stages of the race and remaining in the lead of the General Classification for 13th days. After he could lift the infinite trophy in Milano at the end of the closing individual time trial in Milano, he was ready to travel to his home country to celebrate with his people.

But Bernal's celebrations for the title -the second grand tour victory of his career after winning the 2019 Tour de France- have to be adjourned as he tested positive of Covid-19 just before travelling to the South American country. "Egan Bernal has tested positive for Covid-19 following a routine test on Thursday ahead of his planned return to Colombia this weekend," said Ineos Grenadiers in a statement.

"He will now self-isolate at his European base according to the necessary guidelines. He has displayed mild symptoms but is in good health. Egan still plans to return to Colombia once his isolation period is over to mark his Giro d'Italia victory in his homeland."
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