Joint Unipublic-UCI statement concerning the testing campaign carried out on the first rest day of la Vuelta 2020

Oct 27, 2020, 11:24 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 1st 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 were tested a 3rd time during the 1st rest day. The objective of the screening campaign 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 684 tests carried out 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.