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BREAKING NEWS: Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme tests positive for coronavirus... having sat in a car with the French prime minister just three days ago and after riders spoke out about their fears of catching Covid from fans

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 11:46 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 11:53 BST, 8 September 2020

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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tested positive for coronavirus. 

There is now worries surrounding French prime minister Jean Castex, who was in a car alongside Prudhomme during stage 8 of the race on Saturday.  

However, concerns that the famous race would be impacted have been squashed, with all 166 remaining Tour de France riders cleared to continue racing after COVID-19 tests. 

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tested positive for coronavirus

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tested positive for coronavirus

French prime minister Jean Castex (left) was alongside Prudhomme (right) on Saturday

French prime minister Jean Castex (left) was alongside Prudhomme (right) on Saturday

Riders of the Tour de France have pleaded with roadside spectators to keep their masks on

Riders of the Tour de France have pleaded with roadside spectators to keep their masks on

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