RCS has introduced additional saliva antigen controls at the Giro d'Italia, in agreement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the teams, to reinforce the health measures provided for in the UCI protocol in compliance with the measures of the Italian Health Ministry. In the event of a positive salivary test result, a PCR test is carried out to validate the result.
A total of 484 tests were performed:
- No rider was tested positive for Covid-19
- One staff member from Astana Pro Team was tested positive for Covid-19; he was referred to his team doctor who organized isolation measures and took necessary action, in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) rules, concerning contact cases.