A huge blow to the United Arab Emirates. The cycling team announced, on Wednesday, through its official account on Twitter, a change in its selection of eight riders to compete in the 2022 edition of the Tour de France, which will start Friday, near Copenhagen in Denmark, to end next Sunday, July. 24. In fact, Italian Matteo Trentin has tested positive for Covid-19. Thus, it is Swiss Marc Hershey, who was forced to leave the Tour de Suisse prematurely on June 17, due to a positive Covid-19 test, who takes his place.
Hershey, the super fighter of the 2020 round
The Swiss were particularly adept during the 2020 Grande Boucle, claiming a victory on stage and also being named super contenders for the prestigious cycling event. But, at base, he has not been kept in his current training for these three weeks of racing, this summer. Last year, the 23-year-old rider was present on the Tour de France roads, along with its captain, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who then retained his title. In the 2022 edition of the Tour de France, the UAE Cycling Team will rely on Slovenian Tadej Pojacar, New Zealander George Bennett, Danish Mikel Berg, Swiss Mark Hershey, Norway’s Vigard Steak Langen, Poland’s Rafal Majka and American Brandon McNulty as well as Spain’s Marc Soler.
Unfortunately, Mathieu Trentin has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not start this year’s Tour de France.
Although disappointed, he feels healthy and has no symptoms at this point.
– @UAE-TeamEmirates (@TeamEmiratesUAE) 29 June 2022
United Arab Emirates Team Emirates (UAE)
Tadej Pojakar (SLO)
Rafal Majka (Poland)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Marc Soler (Spain)
Mark Hershey (Switzerland)
Vegard Stake Laengen (NOR)
George Bennett (New Zealand)
Michael Berg (Dan)
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