Fernando Gaviria tests positive for Covid for the third time and will miss UAE Tour

The Colombian has been replaced by Pascal Ackermann for the UAE Tour

Fernando Gaviria
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UAE Team Emirates sprinter Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for Covid-19 for a third time.

The Colombian is undergoing a period of isolation until he recovers from infection and will therefore miss the upcoming UAE Tour.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.