The Tour de France 2020 is well underway after kicking off in Nice on Saturday, August 29 – here are all the riders who have abandoned this edition of the race so far.
After a chaotic opening stage which resulted in dozens of crashes on the wet roads around Nice, there are still plenty of riders carrying injuries.
Those wounds are still taking their toll as each day we are seeing riders pull out of the 2020 Tour due to the injuries they picked up on the first day.
The peloton will take on a notoriously tough edition of the Tour, with a challenging start on the mountain terrain around Nice in the South of France, followed by eight mountain finishes and an uphill time trial on La Planche des Belles Filles to conclude the general classification battle.
See the full Tour de France 2020 route here.
Injury isn’t the only reason to abandon the Tour however, as we’ve seen riders ejected from the race for finishing outside the time limit (John Degenkolb on stage one) and some forced to leave the race due to illness (Gregor Mühlberger on stage 11).
Here is the full start list for the 2020 Tour.
Over three weeks of racing, the Tour de France is often defined by the crashes, injuries and illness as riders try to battle through the enormous endurance test.
With each stage we will be tracking the riders who have had to throw in the towel and their reasons for leaving the race.
Keep checking back after each stage to find out who has left the 2020 Tour.
Who is out of the Tour de France 2020?
Stage one abandonments
John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: Finished outside the time limit
Stage two abandonments
Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNS due to broken knee-cap
Rafael Valls (Esp) Bahrain-McLaren. Reason: DNS due to broken femur
Stage three abandonments
Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone
Stage four abandonments
Stage five abandonments
Stage six abandonments
Stage seven abandonments
Stage eight abandonments
Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNF due to knee injury.
Diego Rosa (Ita) Arkéa-Samsic. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone suffered in crash.
Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Total Direct Energie. Reason: Unknown
William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNF due to unexplained physical problem.
Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNS after crash on stage one
Sam Bewley (Nzl) Mitchelton-Scott. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 10
Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 10
Ion Izagirre (Esp) Astana. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 11
Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe. Reason: DNF due to illness.
Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) CCC Team. Reason: DNF after injuries sustained in crash on stage 11.
Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 13
Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 13
Pierre Latour (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNF on stage 14
Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Pro Cycling: DNF after crash on stage 15
David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ: DNF stage 16
Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Total Direct Energie: OTL on stage 16
Mikel Nieve (Esp) Mitchelton-Scott: DNF on stage 17
Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ: DNS on stage 17
Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers: DNS on stage 17
Jens Desbuscherre (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept: Outside time limit on stage 17
André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation: DNF stage 18
Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe: DNF stage 19 after being stung in the mouth by a bee
Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp) Ineos Grenadiers: DNS on stage 19
Michael Gogl (Aut) NTT Pro Cycling: DNS stage 19
This page will be updated as the race progresses