The Tour de France takes advantage of the days off to screen all the riders. Benjamin Delombre is in duplex in Isère to take stock of this stressful day for the riders and the teams.
Monday September 14 is a day off in the Tour de France, but not like in other years. Like a week ago, the runners and all the teams are subjected to tests for the coronavirus, a kind of ” sword of Damocles “, as our journalist Benjamin Delombre reminds us from Sassenage (Isère). After Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) and Charente-Maritime, the 650 runners and staff members undergo these screenings. If two members of the same team test positive, the team is sent home.
What end of Tour?
The impact would then be double for the Big Loop in the event of positive results, in terms of image but above all from a sporting point of view. ” Pressure ” therefore for the runners. If there were no cases among cyclists last week, there were some ” emblematic cases “, recalls Benjamin Delombre, such as that of the director of the Tour, Christian Prudhomme. The Covid-19 was therefore present on the Grande Boucle. The results should be announced Tuesday, September 15 in the morning.
- News update of 12/13 of Monday, September 14, 2020 The integral
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