Wiśniowski withdrew from stage seven after developing mild symptoms during the stage and underwent a rapid test on Sunday evening which indicated a positive result. Wiśniowski will undergo a PCR test to confirm the result.
As per CCC Team’s Covid-19 policy, Wiśniowski’s roommate Szymon Sajnok has automatically been withdrawn from racing and will also undergo a PCR test.
In consultation with the Tirreno – Adriatico race medical team, all remaining CCC Team riders and staff present at the race underwent rapid testing twice on Sunday evening and Monday morning with all tests returning negative results and clearance to continue racing issued by RCS.
CCC Team Chief Medical Officer Dr Max Testa provided the following update.
“Łukasz Wiśniowski presented with mild symptoms while racing on stage seven of Tirreno – Adriatico. As per CCC Team’s Covid-19 policy, Wiśniowski was immediately removed from the race and underwent a rapid test which indicated a positive result. Wiśniowski has been isolated from the team, along with his roommate Szymon Sajnok and his therapist, and will undergo a PCR test to confirm the result. This is a situation we have prepared for since the racing season resumed and we will respect all necessary protocols should further testing confirm a positive case,” Dr. Testa said.