Jake Stewart out of Vuelta a España with illness

Groupama-FDJ rider forced out of racing action after becoming ill overnight but has tested negative for Covid-19

Jake Stewart
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Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ) is the latest rider to be forced to abandon the Vuelta a España due to illness. However the British rider has tested negative for Covid-19. 

Earlier this morning, Groupama-FDJ released a brief statement on social media confirming that Stewart has had to abandon the Spanish Grand Tour. 

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