Corona continues to take its toll in Switzerland: Marco Haller and Quentin Pacher test positive and have to go home

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The corona virus has the peloton in its grip in the Tour of Switzerland. For the third day in a row, the virus is making riders return home. This morning Marco Haller (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Quentin Pacher (Groupama-FDJ) did not appear at the start of the seventh stage due to a positive test.

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After a few days in which a lot of riders with classification ambitions had to stop fighting because of a positive corona test, the peloton in the Tour of Switzerland is getting going again today.

Marco Haller who did not appear at the start of the seventh stage. The Austrian from Bora-Hansgrohe tested positive this morning and has to leave the race, just like his leader Aleksandr Vlasov yesterday.

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In addition, you should not look for Quentin Pacher in the pack today either. The Frenchman of Groupama-FDJ has to make a cross over the Tour of Switzerland, just like Haller. For the time being, the French team will remain on track.

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