In line with the health protocol of the Vuelta Ciclista a España, established as part of the “rules to be followed for the resumption of the road cycling season in the context of the coronavirus pandemic” drawn up by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and in compliance with the measures of the Spanish Health Ministry, all teams (riders and staff) were tested on 18 October. The event starts on 20 October.
A total of 498 tests were carried out:
- No rider tested positive for Covid-19;
- Two team staff members, one from Bahrain-McLaren and the other from Team Sunweb, tested positive for Covid-19; they were referred to their respective team doctors who organised isolation measures and took necessary action, in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) rules, concerning contact cases.