You dream of it and you never think it would happen. It does and it did. It took awhile for it to hit me.
- Sam Bennett. He now holds stage wins at all three Grand Tours.
Having performed 841 tests of all 166 riders and team staff over the previous two days, organizers gave all cyclists the go-ahead to start. But Tour director Christian Prudhomme was forced to abandon the race after testing positive for the virus.
"Obviously the most important thing is that not a single rider tested positive, I did not come close to the riders over the past 10 days, we can see now how important it was to stay away from them."
- Christian Prudhomme. Tour Director tested positive.