No Covid positives

RichN95.
RichN95. Posts: 27,188
edited July 2022 in Pro race
The UCI have said everyone passed the Covid tests. It reminds me of the 90s.
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  • N0bodyOfTheGoat
    N0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,905
    In a Bob Jungels sort of way? :D
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  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    RichN95. said:

    The UCI have said everyone passed the Covid tests.

    Not what froomey wanted to hear! 🤣
  • Seen a few tweets calling this 'BS', but I can't see how. No way a team would allow infected riders/staff to continue to be around the rest of the team
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446

    Seen a few tweets calling this 'BS', but I can't see how. No way a team would allow infected riders/staff to continue to be around the rest of the team

    Isn't that what AG2R did at the start? "Yeah, he's tested positive for Covid but it isn't Covid Covid"

    Given how that has played out I can certainly see other teams following suit
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,928
    In other news, Pog has just donated a swanky Covid testing machine to the UCI :*
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,903
    Pross said:

    Seen a few tweets calling this 'BS', but I can't see how. No way a team would allow infected riders/staff to continue to be around the rest of the team

    Isn't that what AG2R did at the start? "Yeah, he's tested positive for Covid but it isn't Covid Covid"

    Given how that has played out I can certainly see other teams following suit
    Wasn't it if test positive on the rapid antigen then 2nd PCR test, then if viral load low = not contagious = stay in the race?
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,443
    phreak said:

    In other news, Pog has just donated a swanky Covid testing machine to the UCI :*

    I saw some tweets about a backdated TUI for Ivermectin...
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited July 2022
    Not Covid, but Ben O'Connor won't start tomorrow. Certainly not unexpected

    Edit: Alexis Vuillermoz is another going home
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  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,714
    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Seen a few tweets calling this 'BS', but I can't see how. No way a team would allow infected riders/staff to continue to be around the rest of the team

    Isn't that what AG2R did at the start? "Yeah, he's tested positive for Covid but it isn't Covid Covid"

    Given how that has played out I can certainly see other teams following suit
    Wasn't it if test positive on the rapid antigen then 2nd PCR test, then if viral load low = not contagious = stay in the race?
    They said this on TCP yesterday. G Martin was contagious so was removed, Bouchard was symptomatic so he was too. Jungels didn't have a high viral load so he stayed in
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,688
    Turbo Durbo positive and heading home.
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  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,688
    George Bennett out ....
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,968
    It's going to be fun with the double whammy of having Covid spreading through the peloton and the forecast heatwave about to hit the race.

    Talk of shortening some of the stages. Going to be difficult with these Alpine stages as the longest one is only 150Km.

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  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,688

    George Bennett out ....

    Apparently Majka is positive also, but with a low enough viral load to continue.
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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    And Thomas Dekker says you can test negative regardless, if you put vas up your nose.
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  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,939
    I can't imagine wanting to ride the tour when you have covid.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446
    I can't imagine wanting to ride with a broken collar bone or stomach bug but every year riders do. If the decision is out of the hands of the race organisation you can pretty much guarantee the teams would leave them in as long as possible.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,968
    Clearing the usual draft crap.

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,968
    Same again.
    Ridiculous format.

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  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,231
    Pross said:

    I can't imagine wanting to ride with a broken collar bone or stomach bug but every year riders do. If the decision is out of the hands of the race organisation you can pretty much guarantee the teams would leave them in as long as possible.

    Riding with a broken collarbone or a dodgy tummy is unlikely to lead to long term health problems, though. Riding with covid might
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,784
    Tell Hamilton’s dentist that
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,794
    It'd be interesting to know what precautions teams are taking. Having the team on a bus with other staff, communal meals, sharing bedrooms etc seems fairly risky and presumably teams aren't just carrying on as normal. If you really want to avoid covid you pretty much can by avoiding extended indoor contact and careful hand hygiene.

    Looking to the future you'd think the way forward is to treat covid as a normal illness and leave the decision in the hands of the team. The problem might be the more they go back to normal the more they are vulnerable to an outbreak taking out most of the riders. It doesn't really matter if they allowed to carry on racing if they physically can't.
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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,109
    The strange case of Rafa Majka has made the R5 Sports news. Geraint said Ineos pulled over rather than sit on his wheel, and that Jumbo did the same. Also no UAE riders would ride on his wheel either!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,784

    The strange case of Rafa Majka has made the R5 Sports news. Geraint said Ineos pulled over rather than sit on his wheel, and that Jumbo did the same. Also no UAE riders would ride on his wheel either!

    Thomas also said it was fine that he was racing.
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,231
    Also worth saying that the chances of open air transmission of covid are very small indeed
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,794
    Be funny if he got in the break
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,443

    The strange case of Rafa Majka has made the R5 Sports news. Geraint said Ineos pulled over rather than sit on his wheel, and that Jumbo did the same. Also no UAE riders would ride on his wheel either!

    He also said it with a cheeky smile and a twinkle in his eye.
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