A skirmish for the stars-and-stripes jersey in the elite men’s US Pro Road Race National Championship on Sunday is wide open, as reigning champion Joey Rosskopf will not make the trip to Knoxville due to COVID-19.

Human Powered Health pulled Rosskopf from its Tour de Suisse lineup last week when he tested positive for the coronavirus midway through the eight-day stage race. A rash of positives caused several teams to withdraw in full from the same race, including Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates, while EF Education-EasyPost sent four riders home.

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