Tour de France 2023 withdrawals: Abandons reach 21 riders

Phil Bauhaus abandons the race in the middle of stage 17

Dani MArtinez at 2023 Tour de France with Egan Bernal
Dani Martínez withdrew with a concussion after stage 14
(Image credit: Michael Steele / Getty)

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

Stage 1

Enric Mas (Movistar) DNF - broken shoulder blade

Stage 2

Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) DNS - cracked patellar

Stage 5

Jacopo Guanieri (Lotto-Dstny) DNS - fractured collar bone, ribs

Louis Leon Sanchez (Astana Qazaqstan) DNS - broken collarbone

Stage 8

Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) - broken collarbone

Steff Crass (TotalEnergies) - crash

Stage 9

Quinn Simmons (Lidl-Trek) - crash

Stage 12

Fabio Jakobson (Soudal - Quick-Step) - shoulder injury

David de la Cruz (Astana Qazaqstan) - elbow trauma

Stage 13

Ben Turner (Inoes Grenadiers) - stomach illness

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Dstny) - fatigue

Stage 14

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 

Stage 15

Daniel Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) - DNS, concussion from crash on stage 14

Stage 16

Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) - DNS, hamstring tear from crash

Stage 17

Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) Illness

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Adam Becket
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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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