Tour de France 2018: Withdrawals

The start list of the 2018 Tour de France featured 22 teams and 176 riders. These riders were forced to abandon. (Slideshow route/profile)

Withdrawals in the 2nd stage
127. Luis León Sánchez (spa – Astana)
196. Tsgabu Grmay (eti – Trek Segafredo)

Withdrawal in the 4th stage
23. Axel Domont (fra – AG2R)

Did not start in the 5th stage
31. Michael Matthews (aus – Sunweb)
172. Tiesj Benoot (bel – Lotto Soudal)

Withdrawal in the 5th stage
143. Robert Kišerlovski (cro – Katusha)

Did not start in the 9th stage
146. Tony Martin (ger – Katusha)

Withdrawals in the 9th stage
76. José Joaquin Rojas (spa – Movistar)
81. Richie Porte (aus – BMC)

Did not start in the 10th stage
28. Alexis Vuillermoz (fra – AG2R)
175. Jens Keukeleire (bel – Lotto Soudal)

Over time limit in the 11th stage
131. Mark Cavendish (gbr – Dimension Data)
135. Mark Renshaw (aus – Dimension Data)
144. Marcel Kittel (ger – Katusha)

Did not start in the 12th stage
11. Rigoberto Uran (col – Education First)

Withdrawals in the 12th stage
25. Tony Gallopin (fra – AG2R)
148. Rick Zabel (ger – Katusha)
103. Fernando Gaviria (col – Quick-Step)
163. Dylan Groenewegen (nld – LottoNL)
171. André Greipel (ger – Lotto Soudal)
177. Marcel Sieberg (ger – Lotto Soudal)

Over time limit in the 12th stage
123. Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz – Astana)
188. Rein Taaramäe (Est – Direct Energie)

Did not start in the 13th stage
51. Vincenzo Nibali (ita – Bahrain Merida)

Withdrawal in the 14th stage
82. Patrick Bevin (nzl – BMC)

Disqualified after the 15th stage
5. Gianni Moscon (ita – Sky)

Did not start in the 16th stage
66. Damien Howson (aus – Mitchelton-Scott)
134. Serge Pauwels (bel – Dimension Data)

Withdrawal in the 16th stage
102. Tim Declercq (bel – Quick-Step Floors)

Withdrawal after the 17th stage
104. Philippe Gilbert (bel – Quick-Step Floors)

Withdrawal in the 19th stage
178. Jelle Vanendert (bel – Lotto Soudal)

Last year, the Tour de France started with a field of 198 riders. In the course of the race 31 of them were forced to abandon. Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas, Alejandro Valverde, Peter Sagan, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Ion Izagirre, Tim Wellens, Philippe Gilbert, Arnaud Démare and Rafal Majka were some of the most prominent abandonees.

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  • Carol Shetler says:

    Stage 19 featured spooky descents past fog shrouded valleys-nothing visible beyond the stone guardrails. Great to see le maillot jaune, Geraint Thomas, finishing just behind the stage winner Primoz Roglic. Fantastic mountain scenery, thanks to the helicopter crews for making the Tour de France such a visual spectacle. I’m watching from Oshawa, Ontario Canada, just east of Toronto. Looking forward to the last two stages this weekend!

  • Ron Gagnier says:

    The Tour de France is the greatest sports event of the year. These athletes are unmatched..I cant get enough of it.would like to get updates and emails on the different tours.

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