Trek-Segafredo has confirmed that its rider Giulio Ciccone has returned a positive COVID-19 test result. The test was completed on August 31 in compliance with the UCI regulations prior to his participation at Tirreno-Adriatico. The Italian stage race was an important objective for Ciccone in his preparation for the Giro d’Italia.
Ciccone’s last contact with his Trek-Segafredo teammates was on the evening of the 23rd at a team camp dinner, where the team confirmed that as per team policy, social distancing was maintained. They also confirmed that as with all members present at the team camp and as further team policy dictates, Ciccone slept in a single room. As part of the team’s internal COVID-19 protocol, all riders and staff present had swab tests upon arrival at the camp. All tests, including Ciccone’s, were negative.
Due to symptoms of fatigue expressed by Ciccone, the medical staff, despite the negative test performed for COVID-19, decided to allow the rider to return home where he could continue to train individually.
On August 31, in compliance with UCI regulations prior to his participation at Tirreno-Adriatico, Ciccone returned a positive COVID-19 test. As a precautionary step, all the riders and staff at the camp Ciccone had previously attended were also tested that same day (August 31), with all delivering negative results.
Another test is scheduled for team members on September 3 in compliance with UCI regulations before their participation at Tirreno-Adriatico.