João Almeida out of Giro d’Italia following COVID-19 positive

Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) is out of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday morning having tested positive for COVID-19 following stage 17.

The Portuguese rider lay fourth overall after dropping 1:10 to maglia rosa Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) on the mountainous stage at Lavarone, but will take no further part in the race following his positive test.

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