Giro 2020: Withdrawals

The 103rd edition of the Giro d'Italia set off on Sicily with 176 contestants. 43 of them didn't reach the finish in Milano.

Superman López crashed during the opening time trial in Palermo. He hit a bump in the road and lost control of his bike before he crashed into the barriers. He didn’t sustain any serious injuries, although he suffered a wound close to the iliac arteria in his leg.

Another big name, Geraint Thomas, was forced to abandon after a crash in the neutral zone of stage 3. He finished the stage, but that was it.

Simon Yates DNS in stage 8 after testing positive on COVID-19, which also happened to Michael Matthews and Steven Kruijswijk on the first rest day. Subsequently, the entire Jumbo-Visma squad pulled out after, while Mitchelton-Scott left the Giro after four staff members tested positive.

Fernando Gaviria tested positive as well and he was also forced to pull out.

DNF in stage 1
26. Miguel Ánge López (col – Astana)

OTL in stage 1
42. Luca Covili (ita – Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè)

DNF in stage 2
28. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus – Astana)

DNS in stage 4
161. Geraint Thomas (gbr – Ineos Grenadiers)

DNF in stage 4
217. Luca Wackermann (ita – Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM)

DNF in stage 5
109. Benjamin Thomas (fra – Groupama – FDJ)
198. Pieter Weening (nld – Trek-Segafredo)

DNS in stage 6
133. Brent Bookwalter (usa – Mitchelton-Scott)

DNS in stage 8
1. Tony Gallopin (fra – AG2R La Mondiale)
55. Patrick Gamper (aut – BORA hansgrohe)
91. Sean Bennett (usa – EF Pro Cycling)
131. Simon Yates (gbr – Mitchelton Scott)
132. Edoardo Affini (ita – Mitchelton-Scott)

DNF in stage 8
4. Ben Gastauer (lux – AG2R La Mondiale)

DNS in stage 9
111. Rudy Barbier (fra – Israel Start-Up Nation)

DNF in stage 9
65. Pavel Kochetkov (rus – CCC)

DNS in stage 10
94. Lawson Craddock (usa – EF Pro Cycling)
134. Jack Haig (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
135. Lucas Hamilton (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
136. Michael Hepburn (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
137. Damien Howson (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
138. Cameron Meyer (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
171. Steven Kruijswijk (nld – Jumbo-Visma)
172. Koen Bouwman (nld – Jumbo-Visma)
173. Tobias Foss (nor – Jumbo-Visma)
174. Chris Harper (aus – Jumbo-Visma)
175. Tony Martin (ger – Jumbo-Visma)
176. Christoph Pfingsten (ger – Jumbo-Visma)
177. Antwan Tolhoek (nld – Jumbo-Visma)
178. Jos van Emden (nld – Jumbo-Visma)
186. Michael Matthews (aus – Team Sunweb)

DNF in stage 10
107. Ramon Sinkeldam (nld – Groupama-FDJ)

DNF in stage 12
113. Alexander Cataford (can – Israel Start-Up Nation)

DNS in stage 14
194. Giulio Ciccone (ita – Trek-Segafredo)

DNS in stage 15
207. Sebastián Molano (col – UAE Emirates)

DNF in stage 15
73. Nicolas Edet (fra – Cofidis)
166. Jhonatan Narváez (ecu – INEOS Grenadiers)
193. Gianluca Brambilla (ita – Trek-Segafredo)

DNS in stage 16
205. Fernando Gaviria (col – UAE Emirates)

DNF in stage 16
208. Maximiliano Richeze (col – UAE Emirates)

DNS in stage 18
211. Giovanni Visconti (ita – Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM)

DNF in stage 18
22. Manuele Boaro (ita – Astana)

DNS in stage 19
215. Matteo Spreafico (Ita – Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM)

In 2019, the Giro d’Italia started with a field of 176 riders, 34 of whom didn’t reach the finish line of the last stage. Most notable abandonees were pre-race favorite Tom Dumoulin and Valerio Conti, who wore the maglia rosa for six days.


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