Enric Mas leaves the Tour after testing positive for coronavirus

Enric Mas, in a high finish of this Tour de France EFE


The Movistar cyclist will not be able to reach Paris or play the time trial on Saturday

End to the nightmare of Enrique Mas in this Tower of France. The Movistar cyclist will not start the penultimate stage today after being tested positive for coronavirus, as his team announced in a statement.

«Enric Mas will not take the start in the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France due to positive for COVID. The Mallorcan maintains a good state of health. Good luck and take care of yourself, “explained the team in its statement.

But, who had lost a lot of time in the last Pyrenean stage, he will not be able to finish the Tour, in which he was eleventh, just over 24 minutes behind the leader, the Dane Vingegaard.

The cyclist himself had recognized yesterday problems on the descents caused by the falls suffered in recent months. «Since the fall of Dauphiné I have an internal fear that is difficult for me to overcome, and I have dragged it throughout the Tour. I have had three falls in a row this year, and my situation is due to that. Muscularly you stiffen in situations like this but they are cycles », he said after the Hautacam stage.



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