Tadej Pogačar tested positive for Covid between Giro finish and Tour de France Grand Depart in Florence

Slovenian says he suffered infection 'about ten days ago' before travelling for the race start in Italy

Tadej Pogacar
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Tadej Pogačar has said that he tested positive for Covid just before heading to the Tour de France Grand Départ in Florence. 

The Slovenian two-time former winner of the French Grand Tour explained during his pre-race press conference that he got sick with the virus recently before travelling to Italy for the race start. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.