Who's out of the Giro d'Italia 2022 by stage 16? Dumoulin, López and Bardet among those to abandon

The latest retirements from this year's race

Natnael Tesfatsion
(Image credit: Getty Images)

We are within six stages of the end of the Giro d'Italia, and the hard race has taken its toll on the peloton, thinning it out. Already on stage 16, riders have been forced to abandon the race, and we might well be looking at more casualties come the end of the day.

There have been some high profile abandonments over the opening two weeks, really changing the shape of the race. These have included general classification contenders like Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and Miguel Angel López (Astana-Qazaqstan), cruelly cutting their challenge for the maglia rosa short.

As the race has entered the high mountains of the final week, there has also been a steady drip of sprinters leaving the race, like Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), leaving the fast options left looking pretty lonely.

Former Giro champion Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) left on Saturday's tough stage around Torino, one of four to leave on that day.

All in all, twenty riders have abandoned the corsa rosa so far, leaving 156 in the race on stage 16. This trickle might turn into a flood in the last week, with almost 20,000 metres of climbing, although there will be a strong desire among many to make it all the way to Verona on Sunday.

Among the more unfortunate retirees was Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), who was forced out of the race after suffering an eye injury caused by the podium bottle of Prosecco. Poor Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Victorious) didn't even make it to Italy, breaking his wrist on stage three in Hungary.

As we head deeper into the Giro, some of these absences might be felt keenly by teams, especially those looking to win the race overall.

EF Education-EasyPost have been the hardest hit, with three leaving the race; this means they have just five riders left for the final few stages.


Stage one - none

Stage two - none

Stage three - Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Victorious), DNF with a broken wrist

Stage four - Miguel Angel López (Astana-Qazaqstan), DNF with a hip injury

Jakub Mareczko (Alpecin-Fenix), DNF with a cold

Stage five  - Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), DNF 

Stage six - none

Stage seven - Owain Doull (EF Education-EasyPost), DNS with illness

Michael Mørkøv (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), DNS with illness

Sergio Samitier (Movistar), DNF after crash

Samuele Zoccarato (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), DNF

Stage eight - Simon Carr (EF-Education EasyPost), DNS 

Stage nine - Rüdiger Selig (Lotto Soudal), DNF

Stage ten - none

Stage 11 - Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), DNS with eye injury

Stage 12 - Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), DNS to recover for Tour de France

Stage 13 - Romain Bardet (Team DSM), DNF with illness

Stage 14 - Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech), DNS

Cees Bol (Team DSM), DNS

Alexander Krieger (Alpecin-Fenix), DNS

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma), DNF

Stage 15 - Valerio Conti (Astana-Qazaqstan), DNF with leg injury

Stage 16 - Jonathan Caceido (EF Education-EasyPost), DNS with Covid

Natnael Tesfatsion (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), DNF

Thank you for reading 10 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Adam Becket
Senior news and features writer

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.