Colombian riders sent home as precaution over coronavirus

MADRID (AP) — Three riders competing at the Vuelta a Burgos cycling race in Spain have been dropped from the event after being in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus, their team said Wednesday.

UAE Team Emirates said Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila did not start the second stage after it became known that a person they were in contact with on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19.

All three riders were “isolated, sent home and will undergo another test” for COVID-19 in accordance with protocols by the team and international cycling body UCI, the team said.

The three riders returned two negative tests three days before the race, the team said.

The Vuelta a Burgos is being run in northern Spain. It began on Tuesday and will finish on Saturday.

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