Two more riders withdraw from Vuelta a España with Covid-19

10 riders have now left the race after testing positive for the virus.

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Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) and Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) will not start stage nine of the Vuelta a España after returning positive Covid-19 tests. 

The duo are the ninth and tenth riders to leave this year’s race with the virus, following Mark Donovan, Nikias Arndt (Team DSM) and Anthony Delaplace (Arkéa Samsic) who were all non-starters on stage eight

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.