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Remaining 156 Tour de France riders pass virus tests

107th Tour de France 2020 - Team Ag2R La Mondiale - Training

NICE, FRANCE - AUGUST 28: Romain Bardet of France, Mickael Cherel of France, Benoit Cosnefroy of France, Pierre Latour of France, Oliver Naesen of Belgium, Nans Peters of France, Clement Venturini of France and Alexis Vuillermoz of France and Team Ag2R La Mondiale / Jersey / Detail view / during the 107th Tour de France 2020, Team Ag2R La Mondiale - Training / #TDF2020 / @LeTour / on August 28, 2020 in Nice, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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LA TOUR-DU-PIN, France -- The remaining 156 Tour de France riders were authorized to keep racing on Tuesday after the latest coronavirus tests.

All 785 tests on Sunday and Monday of riders and staff members of the 22 teams returned negative, Tour organizers and cycling governing body the UCI announced before Stage 16 in the Alps.

No rider has tested positive since the race started on Aug. 29 in Nice. The latest screening around the race’s second rest day was the fourth since the beginning of the Tour, and the last one before the peloton reaches the Champs Elysees on Sunday.

At risk of being canceled because of the pandemic, the Tour was delayed from its traditional July date to the end of the summer and is being run amid strict health protocols. Anyone who tests positive has to leave the race - which affected race director Christian Prudhomme last week - and any team with two or more positive tests within seven days also has to abandon.