Filippo Ganna tests positive for coronavirus and won't compete in European Track Championships

The Italian tested positive during a training camp with his national team

Filippo Ganna after stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia 2020 (Getty)

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Filippo Ganna has tested positive for coronavirus and will no longer be able to compete at the 2020 European Track Championships.

The Italian returned a positive test on Thursday evening, immediately leaving a training camp with the national team, having told support staff he'd suffering from a headache, nausea and shivering.

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