Cycling: Ane Santesteban misses the Giro d’Italia after testing positive for Covid

Ane Santesteban will miss the Giro d’Italia after testing positive for Covid. / dv

Three days before the start of the test, the one from Errenteria is forced to give up one of the big events of the season

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Ane Santesteban will not be able to take the start of the Giro d’Italia that begins this Thursday, June 30. The cyclist from Errenteria has tested positive for Covid, as she herself announced through social networks, and is left out of one of the main events of the season.

In his message, Santesteban announces his “positive in Covid-19 that leaves me out of the @giroitaliadonne”, for which he claims to feel “very sad”. The BikeExchange-Jayco runner also confirmed that “for the moment I feel fine, which is the most important thing” and that this setback is “another hard blow.”

The Gipuzkoan refers in this last sentence to the indisposition that prevented her from taking the start in the second stage of the Itzulia Women when she was one of the favorites, and to the fall she suffered on March 4 in the reconnaissance of the Strade Brianche at being run over by her teammate Kristen Faulkner when they recognized a stretch of sterrato and that prevented her from participating in the test.



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