Lotto Soudal’s Belgian rider Steff Cras did not start in today’s stage 7 of the Tour of Catalunya. Cras had some fever in the morning, after which the team decided not to take any risk. Cras as well as his close contacts were immediately isolated. In Barcelona Cras and his close contacts underwent a PCR test. Cras returned, later in the day, a positive corona result, the others a negative result. Prior to the race the other five riders and all staff returned a negative result as well after a rapid test.
Steff Cras and his close contacts remain in Spain in quarantine. Cras feels already well again and does not show any symptoms. Team Lotto Soudal will continue to follow up all riders and staff, following the existing covid-19 protocols, and carry out more covid tests in the coming period.