All teams to start Tour’s 16th stage after negative COVID-19 tests

Tour de France
FILE PHOTO: Tour de France - Stage 15 - Lyon to Grand Colombier - France - September 13, 2020. The peloton in action REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

September 15, 2020

LA TOUR DU PIN, France (Reuters) – All 22 teams will start the 16th stage of the Tour de France after riders and staff members tested negative for COVID-19, organisers and the sport’s governing UCI said on Tuesday.

French health authorities and organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) had said that if two members of a team, riders or staff, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the whole outfit would be excluded from the race.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)