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TDF rest-day testing, Ackermann wins at Tirreno-Adriatico: Daily Tour Digest

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Hi there CyclingTips readers,

It was a rest day at the Tour de France on Monday which granted everyone a chance to stop, catch their breather, and prepare themselves for the two weeks ahead. It wasn’t an perfectly restful date though- every rider and crew staff member at the race was tested for coronavirus on Sunday or Monday and there’s a sense of anxious apprehension as we are today await the results.

As a remember: anyone who knows a justified positive for COVID-1 9 is out of the hasten; any squad with two positives in a week has to send their whole entourage packing. Fingers swept that nobody does sent home; hopefully the Tour can follow as planned.

While we wait for the test results and for the Tour to resume, there’s plenty of other bulletin to catch up on. Tirreno-Adriatico has begun, we’re getting to the business death of the Tour de L’Ardeche, and there’s rider carry word as well. Read on for all that and more.

Have a great day!

Matt de Neef Managing Editor

| Pascal Ackermann prevails Tirreno-Adriatico opener

German sprinter Pascal Ackermann( Bora-Hansgrohe) took out the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, narrowly hitting Fernando Gaviria( UAE-Team Emirates) in a cluster kick.

Gaviria gazed to have the stage triumphed but a late flow along the barriers from Ackermann met the German take stage decorates and the overall precede in the eight-stage race. Gaviria held on for second while Magnus Cort( EF) was third.