Tour de France 2020: Withdrawals

The 107th edition of the Tour de France set off in Nice with 176 contestants. Egan Bernal, Bauke Mollema and Romain Bardet were the GC contenders who did not make it to Paris.

John Degenkolb was the first rider to leave the 2020 Tour de France. He finished 2 minutes outside of the time limit in the wet and slippery 1st stage after having endured multiple crashes, while Rafael Valls and Philippe Gilbert were forced to abandon the race with injuries.

OTL in stage 1
155 John Degenkolb (ger – Lotto Soudal)

DNS in stage 2
68 Rafael Valls (spa – Bahrain McLaren)
157 Philippe Gilbert (bel – Lotto Soudal)

DNF in stage 3
126 Anthony Perez (fra – Cofidis)

DNF in stage 8
52 William Bonnet (fra – Groupama FDJ)
86 Diego Rosa (ita – Arkéa Samsic)
183 Lilian Calmejane (fra – Total Direct Energie)
191 Giacomo Nizzolo (ita – NTT Pro Cycling)

DNF in stage 9
132 Fabio Aru (ita – UAE Emirates)
152 Steff Cras (bel – Lotto Soudal)

DNS in stage 10
196 Domenico Pozzovivo (ita – NTT Pro Cycling)

DNF in stage 10
163 Sam Bewley (nzl – Mitchelton-Scott)

DNS in stage 11
134 Davide Formolo (ita – UAE Emirates)

DNF in stage 11
25 Gregor Mühlberger (aut – BORA-hansgrohe)
145 Ion Izagirre (spa – Astana)

DNF in stage 12
118 Ilnur Zakarin (rus – CCC)

DNF in stage 13
104 Bauke Mollema (nld – Trek-Segafredo)

DNS in stage 14
31 Romain Bardet (fra – Ag2R La Mondiale)

DNF in stage 14
34 Pierre Latour (fra – AG2R La Mondiale)

DNF in stage 15
74 Sergio Higuita (col – EF Pro Cycling)

DNF in stage 16
53 David Gaudu (fra – Groupama FDJ)

OTL stage 16
184 Jérôme Cousin (fra – Total Direct Energie)

DNS in stage 17
1 Egan Bernal (col – Ineos Grenadiers)
54 Stefan Küng (fra – Groupama FDJ)

DNF in stage 17
168 Mikel Nieve (spa – Mitchelton-Scott)

OTL in stage 17
215 Jens Debusschere (bel – B&B Hotels-Vital Concept)

DNF in stage 18
172 André Greipel (ger – Israel Start-Up Nation)

DNS in stage 19
4 Jonathan Castroviejo (spa – Ineos Grenadiers)
194 Michael Gogle (aus – NTT Pro Cycling)

DNF in stage 19
27 Lukas Pöstlberger (aus – BORA-hansgrohe)

Last year’s Tour de France saw 21 riders leave the race prematurely. Wout van Aert and Thibaut Pinot – both on stellar form at the time – were the most prominent riders who did not reach Paris.


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