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Cavendish tested for coronavirus as illness hits UAE Tour

Cavendish ahead of Stage 4 at the UAE Tour (picture from @BahrainMcLaren/Twitter)

Remainder of race cancelled after participants test positive for Covid-19

Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish is among a number of riders being tested for coronavirus.

It comes after two participants in the UAE Tour tested positive for the Covid-19 illness.

Cavendish's team, Team Bahrain McLaren, says the health of its riders is its top priority, and that measures are being undertaken to safeguard their wellbeing.

The remainder of the UAE Tour has been cancelled as a result of the outbreak.

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