Michael Matthews retests negative for coronavirus after leaving Giro d'Italia

The Australian's initial positive may have been a false positive

Michael Matthews at the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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Michael Matthews has returned a negative coronavirus test result one day after testing positive and withdrawing from the 2020 Giro d'Italia.

The Australian rider was pulled from the race before the start of stage 10, having been among a number of riders and support staff to test positive on the first rest day, but has apparently now returned a second test that has come back negative, according to Wielerflits.

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