A quick look at who's abandoned the Giro d'Italia 2018 so far

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Italian rider Andrea Guardini of the Bardiani-CSF team became the first rider to abandon the 2018 Giro d’Italia during the race. The 28-year-old was forced to withdraw during the stage on Tuesday, May 8, after suffering from a fever, his team reported.

Guy Niv (Israel Cycling Academy) succumbed to illness on stage five, and withdrew during the stage. Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe) was a non-starter for stage six.

Edoardo Zardini (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) crashed during stage six and fractured his collarbone, but his whole team helped him finish on Mount Etna. Sadly, he was then forced to withdraw from the race due to his injury. Wilier Triestina then also lost Jakub Mareczko during stage nine, after he abandoned.

Rafael Valls (Movistar) crashed during stage 10, and abandoned the race due to his injuries, while illness claimed Tanel Kangert (Astana) and Tim Wellens (Lotto FixAll) prior to stages 13 and 14 respectively.

Stage 15 saw the largest number of abandons of any stage so far with Manuel Senni (Bardiani CSF) crashing, Nicholas Roche (BMC Racing) pulling out, and Loïc Vliegen (BMC Racing), Igor Anton (Dimension Data), and Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani CSF) all falling ill.

A disapponting time trial performance on stage 16 saw Victor Campenaerts (Lotto FixAll) decide not to start stave 17, while Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data) also did not start due to illness.

Although Guardini was the first rider to abandon during the race, one rider never made it to the start line for stage one in Israel: Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida) crashed during a recon of the stage one time trial course in the morning before the race, and was unable to start after fracturing a vertebra.

With Siutsou absent, a total of 175 riders started the race.

The 2018 Giro d’Italia takes place over three weeks from May 4-27.

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Stage 17

Victor Campenaerts (Lotto FixAll) – did not start
Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto FixAll) – abandoned during stage
Louis Meintjes (Dimesion Data) – did not start due to illness

Stage 15

Manuel Senni (Bardiani CSF) – abandoned stage due to crash
Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani CSF) – did not start due to gastroenteritis
Nicholas Roche (BMC Racing) – abandoned stage
Loïc Vliegen (BMC Racing) – abandoned stage due to illness
Igor Anton (Dimension Data) – abandoned stage due to stomach problems

Stage 14

Tim Wellens (Lotto FixAll) – did not start due to illness
Thomas Scully (EF Education First-Drapac) – did not start

Stage 13

Tanel Kangert (Astana) – did not start due to illness

Stage 10

Rafael Valls (Movistar) – abandoned during stage due to crash

Stage nine

Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) – abandoned during stage

Stage seven

Edoardo Zardini (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) – did not start due to fractured collarbone

Stage six

Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe) – did not start due to illness

Stage five

Guy Niv (Israel Cycling Academy) – abandoned stage due to illness

Stage four

Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF) – abandoned stage due to illness

Stage one

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida) – crashed during recon of time trial course and did not start the race

This article will be updated as the race progresses.