Waiting for 165 clean bills of health: The Tour de France faces Covid D-Day on Monday

All riders were PCR tested on Sunday, all staff will be on Monday, as the virus affects more riders

Tour de France
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Avaunt! and quit my sight! let the earth hide thee!
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold;
Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with!

No, not Tadej Pogačar's quotes from his post-stage press conference, or even the more eloquent Wout van Aert, as exciting as that would be, but Macbeth when confronted with Banquo's ghost in the Shakespeare play.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.