Silvan Dillier of AG2R La Mondiale has COVID19 among the members, but is free of complaints. The 29-year-old rider has now been quarantined for ten days. His team will therefore start in Italy with six instead of riders.
“I’m really sorry about this. I am the healthiest person in the world, ”he wrote in the Swiss newspaper Blick. Dillier had been looking forward to Strade Bianche, the Italian course on partly unpaved roads, with which the WorldTour resumes after a months long hiatus due to the corona virus. Last year Dillier crossed the line in Siena in fourteenth position.
Dillier has doubts about the correctness of the test that turned out positive. “I have had several tests in the past few days, and they have all been negative. Even with a blood test, all values were good. ” AG2R has not yet responded.