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Who’s out of the Giro d’Italia after stage 16?

Geraint Thomas after stage nine of the 2017 Giro d'Italia (Sunada) Cycling Weekly

A quick look at who's abandoned the Giro d'Italia 2017 so far


After surviving the queen stage of the Giro d’Italia, Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates) abandoned on stage 17 of the race.

The 222km stage 16 claimed five victims as Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky), Victor Campenaerts (LottoNL-Jumbo), Daniele Bennati (Movistar), Sean de Bie (Lotto-Soudal), Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) all climbed off on the road to Bormio, while Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data) Alexander Edmondson (Orica-Scott), William Bonnet (FDJ), Victor Albanese (Bardiani CSF) didn’t even take to the start.

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Soudal), Ivan Savitskiy (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe), Tanel Kangert (Astana) also didn’t finish the race’s fifteenth stage, Kangert after a spectacular crash and 22-year-old Ewan withdrawn by his team due to his age and the lack of remaining sprint stages.

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The lack of sprint stages in the final week of the Giro also meant Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) didn’t take to the start of stage 14.

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After suffering since stage nine from injuries from a collision with a stationary police moto, Geraint Thomas decided to call it a day at the Giro d’Italia. The Team Sky rider spoke about the difficulties he faced in stage 11 as he dropped time to Tom Dumoulin and co on the hilly stage. The British team will now chase stage glory with Mikel Landa over 30 minutes back on the maglia rosa.

Prior to the start of stage 11, Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo, called it a day. Having struggled to build up form quick enough, the sprinter only started his season in April at the Tour of Croatia. A knee injury had kept him out since December meaning he was always going to play catch up.

Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) was also forced to abandoned on stage 11. The Australian rider pulled out of the race but no explanation was given as to why.

Luxembourgish rider, Laurent Didier, is another of Trek-Segafredo‘s casualties at this year’s Giro d’Italia after suffering from injuries in a crash during stage 11. A coming together with riders during the day’s climbing led to Didier going over the railings and injuring his left knee.

Crashing earlier in the race, Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe) hadn’t recovered quick enough to put in a decent ride on stage 10. As a result the Italian rider found himself outside the time limit and cut from stage 11’s starting list.

One of a number of riders to be caught up in a crash with a police motorbike on stage nine, Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) was the only rider who had to abandon as a result of the fall, leaving the race after breaking the same finger that he had fractured at Strade Bianche earlier in the year.

After suffering a crash on stage three, Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) called it quits on his Giro d’Italia chances, abandoning the race before the climb up Mount Etna on stage four.

Alexandre Geniez (Ag2r-La Mondiale) was forced to drop out of the race after suffering from an illness. The French rider was said to have been suffering in the lead up to the race but had hoped his condition would start to remedy itself. However, the ascent up Mount Etna on stage four was a little too much.

Russian rider, Pavel Kochetkov, suffered a broken collarbone after a crash on stage four downed the rider. The Katusha-Alpecin rider was not the only one to suffer with colleague Alberto Losada needing his shoulder to be popped back in by the team physio before completing the stage. Fortunately, he could continue the race.

Javier Moreno of Bahrain-Merida was disqualified from the Giro after video footage emerged showing the rider pushing Team Sky’s Diego Rosa in the peloton. Not only did the UCI give Moreno the boot but issued a fine of 200 Swiss Francs (£155) for the incident.

On the eve of the race, Nicola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi from Italian continental team, Bardiani-CSF were ejected from the race before the first stage after testing positive for growth hormones in out-of-competition tests taken in April.

Stage 17

Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates) – No reason given

Stage 16

Kenny Elissonde (Team Sky) – Injuries related to crash
Victor Campenaerts (LottoNL-Jumbo) – Fatigue
Daniele Bennati (Movistar) – No reason given
Sean de Bie (Lotto-Soudal) – No reason given
Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) – Illness
Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data) – Withdrawn by team
Alexander Edmondson (Orica-Scott) – No reason given
William Bonnet (FDJ) – Injury
Victor Albanese (Bardiani CSF) – Withdrawn by team

Stage 15

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) – No more sprint stages/withdrawn by team
Bart De Clercq (Lotto-Soudal) – Injury
Ivan Savitskiy (Gazprom-Rusvelo) – No reason given
Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe) – No reason given
Tanel Kangert (Astana) – Injuries related to crash

Stage 14

Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) – No more sprint stages
André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) – No more sprint stages

Stage 13

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) – Injuries related to crash

Stage 11

Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) – Struggling with allergies
Nathan Haas (Team Dimension Data) – No reason given
Laurent Didier (Trek-Segafredo) – Injuries related to crash

Stage 10

Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe) – Outside time limit

Stage nine

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) – Injuries related to crash

Stage four

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) – Injuries related to crash
Alexandre Geniez (Ag2r-La Mondiale) – Illness
Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha-Alpecin) – Injuries related to crash
Javier Moreno (Bahrain-Merida) – Disqualified

Stage one

Nicola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) – Disqualified

This will be updated as the race progresses.

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