Christian Prudhomme is also pleased to be back on Tuesday after being sidelined for a week due to a positive coronavirus test. Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme on August 19, 2020 (VALERY HACHE / AFP)
“No test is positive, all the riders, all the people tested yesterday and the day before yesterday are negative,” said Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme on Tuesday, September 15 at the microphone of franceinfo. This includes everyone present at the race, athletes and staff.
Christian Prudhomme himself tested positive for Covid-19 last Tuesday. Now negative, he returns to the test a week later. “I'm coming back this morning just like Bernard Thévenet and my pilot who were case-contacts” . It now presents no risk of contagion. “Otherwise, I wouldn't be here,” he says.
Deprived of a week's tour due to Covid
After a week away from the Tour, the director is delighted to be able to rediscover the excitement of the Grande Boucle: “I would not have liked it to continue” . During his isolation, however, he did not take his eyes off the ordeal. “There is a very nice team that ran the store and it's great in my absence” , he explains, “I saw that I could be also useful from a distance, giving information to commentators on specific things. “