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Following a relatively incident-free opening two weeks of the 2023 Tour de France, stage 14 of the race saw a number of key crashes which reduced the peloton by seven more riders.
A large pile-up early on the stage saw a number of riders hit the deck: Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) and Esteban Chaves (EF Education-EasyPost) were two of the biggest names to withdraw from the race following a 20 minute neutralisation.
EF's day got even worse when James Shaw, who had been enjoying an impressive debut Tour, left the race in an ambulance after crashing not long after the race had resumed. Team DSM-firmenich leader Romain Bardet also crashed on the same descent and left the Tour.
The fall out didn't stop there however as Dani Martínez (Ineos Greandiers) was forced to end his race early after showing symptoms of concussion the following morning.
Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) then abandoned ahead of the individual time trial on stage 16, bringing the total number of riders to have left this year's race to 20; the most notable being the abandon of Mark Cavendish on stage eight.
Last year, 134 riders finished the 2022 Tour de France after 42 riders failed to finish. With a handful of stages still remaining, there is potential for plenty more dropouts, which Cycling Weekly will keep updated stage-by-stage.
Tour de France abandonments
Enric Mas (Movistar) DNF - broken shoulder blade
Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) DNS - cracked patellar
Jacopo Guanieri (Lotto-Dstny) DNS - fractured collar bone, ribs
Louis Leon Sanchez (Astana Qazaqstan) DNS - broken collarbone
Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) - broken collarbone
Steff Crass (TotalEnergies) - crash
Quinn Simmons (Lidl-Trek) - crash
Fabio Jakobson (Soudal - Quick-Step) - shoulder injury
David de la Cruz (Astana Qazaqstan) - elbow trauma
Ben Turner (Inoes Grenadiers) - stomach illness
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Dstny) - fatigue
Esteban Chaves (EF Education-EasyPost) - crash
James Shaw (EF Education-EasyPost) - crash
Louis Meintjes (Intermarche-Circus-Wanty) - crash
Romain Bardet (DSM-firmenich) - crash
Ruben Guerreiro (Movistar) - crash
Ramon Sinkeldam (Alpecin-Deceuninck) - crash
Antonio Pedrero (Movistar) - crash
Daniel Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) - DNS, concussion from crash on stage 14
Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) - DNS, hamstring tear from crash
Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) Illness
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s senior news and feature writer – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing, speaking to people as varied as Demi Vollering to Philippe Gilbert. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.
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