The reigning world champion serves up a strong retort to the doubters over his COVID-19 Giro exit: 'What is hard to accept is all the fake and negative comments I got after having to leave the race.'
Only three riders from Soudal Quick-Step remain, and Andrea Vendrame also leaves the Giro ahead of stage 11.
Eight riders were not at the start Tuesday as stricter health measures and masking requirements are reintroduced to the Italian grand tour.
Evenepoel's COVID departure scrambles everything: Who will step up to fill the void?
The Belgian superstar recaptured the pink jersey Sunday with a narrow victory in the time trial only to be diagnosed a few hours later. Rigoberto Urán is also out.
UPDATED: Italia star is the latest rider to leave with an infection since the start of the Italian grand tour.
Tour de Hoody: The pandemic prompted me to adopt five new habits that I don't plan on giving up.
The one-day WorldTour races and public rides were shelved in 2021 and 2022.
The Australian closes out 'best year to date' with aggressive ride on home soil in worlds road race.
The Australian was forced to postpone his worlds travel after testing positive for the virus following the Vuelta a España.
The Australian national team will make a decision on Hindley's participation closer to the event, officials said.
The Bora-Hansgrohe team details its immediate and longer-term approach to the virus.
His racing schedule is uncertain and it is not guaranteed that the Irish sprinter will compete again in 2022.
Lotto Soudal has seen half its team go home due to COVID-19 positives.
UAE Team Emirates reports that Ayuso's viral level is low enough that it presents a 'low risk of infectivity.'
Boy van Poppel and Santiago Buitrago the latest to leave due to the virus.
Rate of positives close to double that of the Tour de France.
Evenepoel hit a pre-Vuelta training camp in Calpe to get used to Spain's summer heat and humidity.
Bora-Hansgrohe rider says he has 'no way of knowing' how he got infected but describes being able to smell the breath of fans as the peloton rides by.
The BikeExchange-Jayco rider is the 16th to leave with COVID-19 since the race began.
The Irishman pulled out of the Spanish grand tour ahead of his time trial start.
Quick-Step workhorse Serry's departure leaves Vuelta leader Remco Evenepoel short of key climber.
Seven positives in four days will worry organizers.
AG2R-Citroën loses two riders after Jaakko Hanninen and Andrea Vendrame test positive for COVID-19.
Former US champion pens one-year extension with French outfit that he joined in 2019.
Spanish grand tour adopting same COVID-19 rules applied during the Tour de France this summer.
COVID continues to claw at pro cycling as five Alpecin-Deceuninck staffers test positive while all riders return negative tests.
The incident comes at a bad time for the US rider, who was slated to race the Vuelta a España next month.
Only four teams among the 22 starters still have all eight original riders remaining in the race.
The French team is down to three riders for the closing stages of the 2022 Tour de France, Bora-Hansgrohe's Kämna and Cofidis' Walscheid also exit.
Neither rider is in the top-20 and both will face further testing prior to Tuesday's stage 16.
Team manager Joxean Fernández Matxin leaves race due to virus.
Officials confirmed that the team's other seven riders cleared health controls, and will continue in the race.
Yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard raises the fear of COVID, but fans and riders celebrate the return of the Tour's most famous climb.
Tadej Pogačar defends team COVID protocol after two more positives: ‘We take really good precautions’
Pogačar points to huge crowds and mass contacts as problem after Bennett, Majka tested positive Tuesday.
Welshman sits fourth overall as the race moves deeper into the Alps on stage 11.
Tour rookie says Ineos Grenadiers must be tactical in its numbers because 'we are not racing crap riders' at Tour de France.
The Australian is the fourth rider to depart after contracting coronavirus during the Tour de France.
The news comes as relief for the riders in the peloton who could have faced expulsion from the race.
With a 30-person bubble and regular tests in 'amplified' battle against virus, UAE Team Emirates medical director explains protocol.
The two-time Tour champion will use Monday's rest to brace for the onslaught in the Alps looming later this week.
More worry following Martin departure as riders talk about testing and their concerns.
Tour de France: Guillaume Martin out after positive COVID-19 test, Gianni Moscon out with long COVID
Two more riders out of the Tour de France ahead of the second rest day.
Pogačar shook off an early crash that sent Kevin Vermaerke home and put Nairo Quintana and others to the ground.
Tadej Pogačar's teammate Vegard Stake Langen and climber ace Geoffrey Bouchard become first riders struck by coronavirus.
Richard Plugge asks fans to respect riders as Tour returns to France.
Quick-Step's lead sport director and media officer both went home Saturday, and the team is racing with urgency.
Bob Jungels allowed to race after UCI medical team rules he is not infectious, despite a positive COVID-19 test Wednesday.
Team boss confirms American rider Larry Warbasse would not be selected as a replacement following recent COVID bout.
Matteo Trentin returned a COVID-19 diagnosis Wednesday and Marc Hirschi will replace him.
Peter Sagan, Adam Yates, Aleksandr Vlasov among victims of Suisse COVID wave yet to be confirmed for France.
Half of the Tour de Suisse peloton dropped out of the race – and with the Tour starting next week, that causes selection headaches.
Jumbo-Visma set to stagger Tour de France lineup reveal due to COVID-19 situation.
Slovak star infected for third time, exits Tour de Suisse: 'I have no symptoms, and I feel well.'
Staff scramble to reconfigure schedules as top workhorses like Rohan Dennis and Sepp Kuss miss crucial pre-Tour efforts.
COVID-19 is running unabated across the peloton at the Tour de Suisse, and scores of riders are being impacted.
Pogačar's team sends home four riders from Slovenia and Suisse as spike in cases raises alarm bells before start of the Tour de France.
Bahrain Victorious pull team out of Tour de Suisse as COVID spike continues unabated.
Wave of COVID cases sweeps across the Tour de Suisse, with Jumbo-Visma, three from Team DSM and Joey Rosskopf also leaving.
The team plays down how this could alter its Tour de France roster.
The 23-year-old Portuguese rider was poised in fourth overall in GC ahead of stage 18.
American team down to five riders as its Giro d'Italia takes another blow.
Sagan set to race Tour de Suisse after what coach says was a 're-set mentally and physically' in wake of string of setbacks and poor performances.
Spanish champion Mavi Garcia had been a favorite for the race but she is among those to have contracted coronavirus.
Triple world champ back on bike, scheduled for Tour de Suisse, Tour de France.
The American rider was called up to the monument this week after Tadej Pogačar had to travel home.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig will also miss the race following a positive COVID-19 test earlier in April.
Trek-Segafredo team loses major opponent after Vos ruled out of Paris-Roubaix Femmes on morning of race.
'When I tested positive this morning, the world came crashing down for a moment,' says Dutch rider.
Jumbo-Visma is glad the Belgian star is back in time to race Paris-Roubaix: 'Wout starts in a free role.'
Belgian star to make racing return after missing Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold Race.
Team cuts rider after just eight days of racing due to ‘multiple contract breaches.’
Belgian home-crowd favorite is out for Sunday's monument, and will be recuperating from coronavirus.
Patrick Lefevere on Colbrelli scare: 'We do not know whether this cardiac arrest is the result of a coronavirus infection, but it is of course possible.'
When two of its four starting riders screened for the coronavirus, team management said 'it was the right thing to do' to pull out of Spanish stage race.
The Colombian sprinter has been replaced by Pascal Ackermannat the UAE Tour after testing positive for the virus.