Joint Unipublic-UCI statement concerning the PCR testing campaign carried out on the second rest day of la Vuelta 20

Nov 3, 2020, 09:45 AM

In accordance with La Vuelta 20’s health protocol, developed in the framework of the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) rules for the return of the road cycling season in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the entire “race bubble” was tested during the 2nd rest day.

After having been tested preceding the official start in Irun as well as upon their arrival on La  Vuelta as a part of the “race bubble”, riders and staff involved in the race (level 1 and level 2) were tested a 4th time during the 2nd rest day. The objective of the screening campaigns is to guarantee the health of the race for the riders and accredited personnel in the face of the novel coronavirus.

Overall, each of the 681 tests carried out (528 to the teams and the others to the members of the organization considered level 2 of the race bubble) returned negative results.

The organisers of La Vuelta and the UCI would like to thank all of the teams and riders for their collaboration and for the vigilance that they have shown and will continue to show up until the finish in Madrid.