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Italian rider Filippo Ganna of Ineos Grenadiers is out of the Giro d’Italia after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of stage eight, his team announced on Saturday.
In a statement on Twitter, Ineos Grenadiers said the two-time time trial world champion had “displayed mild, flu-like symptoms.
“Filippo will now rest and recover fully before resuming his remaining 2023 race programme.”
Ganna’s absence will be a blow to team mates Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart, both of whom are in the top 10 of the overall standings.
Stage eight of the Giro d’Italia is a 207-km ride from Terni to Fossombrone.