UCI tightens Covid-19 rules ahead of Tour de France

UCI President David Lappartient said stricter measures are necessary for cycling events to run successfully

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The UCI has updated its Covid-19 protocol for the Tour de France, which includes stricter measures to ensure the safety of riders and team members throughout the three-week race. 

The move comes as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider Tim Declercq, UAE-Emirate rider Matteo Trentin and Jumbo-Visma sports director Merijn Zeeman had to abandon starting the Tour de France due to testing positive for the virus.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.