Tour de France 2019: Withdrawals

The 106th edition of the Tour de France set off in Brussels with 176 contestants. The peloton lost 21 riders along the way. Jakob Fuglsang and Thibaut Pinot were among the most notable riders who were forced to drop out of the race.

New Zealander Patrick Bevin was the first rider to be forced out of the 2019 Tour de France. Although he crashed during stage 4 he continued racing, but X-rays taken after stage 5 revealed two broken ribs.

DNS in stage 6
112 Patrick Bevin (nzl – CCC)

DNF in stage 6
153 Nicolas Edet (fra – Cofidis)

DNS in stage 8
97 Tejay van Garderen (usa – EF Education First)

DNF in stage 8
151 Christophe Laporte (fra – Cofidis)

DNF in stage 8
113 Alessandro De Marchi (ita – CCC)

DNS in stage 11
188 Rick Zabel (ger – Kastusha)

DNF in stage 11
177 Niki Terpstra (nld – Total Direct Energie)

DNS in stage 12
128 Jasper Philipsen (bel – UAE Emirates)

DNF in stage 12
207 Giacomo Nizzolo (ita – Dimension Data)
44 Rohan Dennis (aus – Bahrain Merida)

DNF in stage 13
88 Wout Van Aert (bel – Jumbo-Visma)

DNS in stage 14
18 Maximilian Schachmann (dui – Bora-hansgrohe)

DNS in stage 16
146 Wilco Kelderman (nld – Sunweb)

DNF in stage 16
71 Jakob Fuglsang (den – Astana)

DNS in stage 16
78 Luis León Sánchez (spa – Astana)
143 Cees Bol (nld – Sunweb)

Expelled after stage 17
7 Luke Rowe (gbr – Ineos)
86 Tony Martin (ger – Jumbo-Visma)

DNS in stage 18
17 Lukas Pöstlberger (aus – Bora-hansgrohe)
147 Søren Kragh Andersen (den – Sunweb)

DNF in stage 19
51 Thibaut Pinot (fra – Groupama-FDJ)

Take a look at the start list.

The Tour de France of 2018 saw 31 riders leave the race prematurely. The Alps turned out be a mass exodus for the sprinters with Dylan Groenewegen, Fernando Gaviria, Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish abandoning. Other prominent riders who did not reach Paris were Vincenzo Nibali, Philippe Gilbert, Tiesj Benoot, Michael Matthews, Luis León Sánchez, Gianni Moscon, Rigoberto Uran and Tony Martin.

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