Medical Report and withdrawals Tour de France 2024 Update stage 18 - 3 withdrawals and Arnaud Démare outside time limit

Throughout the 2024 Tour de France there will be many riders to withdraw from the race, for several different reasons. We make a list of all riders who leave the Grand Boucle, as well as list out a few of the main crashes and health issues that take place during the race.

Stage 1

The first day of the race was as eventful as one could expect. Even before the race began Jan Hirt of Soudal - Quick-Step had a freak incident, having been caught in a backpack of a spectator in the starting area which caused him to fall and chip three teeth.

Mark Cavendish has fell ill during the stage, a very complicated start for Astana Qazaqstan Team which also saw Michele Gazzoli as the first DNF of the race, only a few hours after it started. Wilco Kelderman of Visma has been involved in a crash.

Stage 2

A day without major injuries but with big figures hitting the deck. Just before the intermediate sprint there was a crash in the peloton that involved Wout van Aert and Matteo Jorgenson of Team Visma | Lease a Bike, who only suffered minor injuries. Laurens de Plus of INEOS Grenadiers suffered quite a lot of road rash however. Johannes Kulset of Uno-X Mobility was also involved in a fall.

Stage 3

The Tour sees it's second abandon as Remco Evenepoel's domestique Casper Pedersen crashed today and suffered a fractured collarbone. The Dane still finished the day, but will not start stage 4. Mostly a calm day, it then had a furious finale with crashes in the final kilometers. Mathieu van der Poel for one was involved in an individual incident as was Bruno Armirail; but then there was a mass crash inside the final 2 kilometers which likely involved all of the following: Jasper Philipsen, Michael Morkov, Soren Kragh Andersen, Ion Izagirre, Magnus Cort Nielsen, Christophe Laporte, Robbe Ghys, Guillaume Boivin, Jake Stewart, Alexis Renard and Soren Waerenskjold.

Stage 4

Nothing to note.

Stage 5

A crash with 60 kilometers took out Pello Bilbao, Matej Mohoric, Nelson Oliveira, Gregor Mülhberger, Jonas Rickaert and Sebastien Grignard; it did not take out Tadej Pogacar who avoided hitting road furniture by just centimeters. Alexander Kristoff crashed on the final descent of the day whilst Christophe Laporte also hit the deck.

Fred Wright was also involved in a crash during the stage whilst Mads Pedersen crashed against the barriers in the final sprint.

Stage 6

A collective crash at kilometer 114 saw Fred Wright, Jonas Abrahamsen, Johannes Kulset, Silvan Dillier and Chris Harper hit the deck. The latter suffered minor injuries but is able to continue the race. Marijn van den Berg was also involved in a late crash in the stage.

Stage 7

Nothing to note.

Stage 8

The stage began without a rider that had finished the day before: Mads Pedersen. The Dane was suffering from injuries sustained on stage 5 and ultimately abandoned the race. During the stage we have seen crashes and small injuries for Warren Barguil and Sandy Dujardin. Oscar Onley and Soren Kragh Andersen also came down on the day.

Stage 9

The likes of Chris Harper and Felix Gall crashed early in the day. Aleksandr Vlasov was the main victim of the day as he crashed and seemed to suffer a concussion. The Russian rider continued the race however and finished in the peloton.

Stage 10

The day started off with a rider less in the peloton. The injuries sustained on the previous day of racing saw Aleksandr Vlasov abandon the race. Not due to the assumed concussion however, but because the Russian climber sustained a fracture in the ankle following his crash - a big setback for Red Bull - BORA - hansgrohe. Fortunately throughout the stage itself the pace was rather calm, there was no breakaway and there were no crashes to report.

Stage 11

The day started without Tim Declerq of Lidl-Trek who fell ill and did not take to the start of the stage. During the stage a few riders have abandoned. Ill, Ion Izagirre and Alexis Renard have abandoned early in the day for Cofidis. Fred Wright was taken out of the race after arriving outside the time limit.

During the stage itself we have seen Wout van Aert crash on the approach to the main climbs of the day, suffering a hip injury. Primoz Roglic crashed almost at the finish line but only with superficial wounds. Kobe Goossens was also victim of a fall early in the day.

Stage 12

A day with plenty withdraws and lots of falls. A chaotic for some. Fabio Jakobsen and Pello Bilbao both abandoned the Tour de France in the first kilometers of the stage after seemingly coming down with illnesses individually. Both were dropped in a section of the stage that was relatively flat. Before the start, already Michael Morkov abandoned the race after testing positive for Covid-19.

During the stage a few riders felt difficulties, some because of crashes. Yevgeniy Fedorov and Alpecin-Deceuninck duo Jonas Rickaert and Soren Kragh Andersen arrived outside the time limit and were taken out of the race. Both were involved in two separate mass crashes.

The first of which saw Tadej Pogacar involved, as well as over a dozen riders. Rickaert was joined by a seemingly ill Fedorov; whilst Kragh Andersen was caught up in the crash with 10 kilometers left. Silvan Dillier, Nils Eekhoff, Neilson Powless, Sean Quinn and Brent van Moer are all confirmed to have crashed and reported minor injuries to the medical staff.

In the final crash of the day Jarrad Drizners suffered back trauma, the first rider to crash Alexey Lutsenko suffered elbow and shoulder injuries, Primoz Roglic suffered a shoulder injury... Arkéa's Raul Garcia Pierna was also injured from the fall. Brent van Moer and Harold Tejada are also said to have gone down in the incident.

Stage 13

The Tour de France has lost one of it's stars. At the start of stage 13, Red Bull - BORA - hansgrohe will not have Primoz Roglic, as the consequences of yesterday's crash have proved too difficult for the Slovenian to deal with and he has not taken to the start. Jesús Herrada of Cofidis also did not start due to illness.

During the stage there was one rider abandoning the race, Juan Ayuso who contracted Covid-19, continued the race, but was later dropped in the first kilometers and decided to drop out of the race. Ilan van Wilder crashed during the stage and in the final kilometer there was a mass crash where Amaury Capiot of Arkéa suffered multiple injuries. Axel Zingle, Cees Bol, Kévin Vauquelin and Matteo Vercher were also involved in the fall.

Stage 14

Tom Pidcock and Guillaume Boivin have not started the stage. The Briton mainly has shown symptoms and was taken out of the race as precaution; whilst Geraint Thomas has tested positive but did not abandon the race. Harold Tejada crashed during the day whilst three riders abandoned during the stage: Alberto Bettiol, Louis Vervaeke and after yesterday's brutal crash, Amaury Capiot.

Stage 15

Gerben Thijssen abandoned the stage due to it's difficult course whilst DSM's Bram Welten reached the finish outside the time limit.

Stage 16

Maxim van Gils and Chris Harper did not start the stage as they tested positive for Covid-19. Reports suggest Egan Bernal has too, but he has not abandoned the race. Luke Durbridge crashed early in the day whilst near the final sprint Biniam Girmay and Marijn van den Berg crashed. The green jersey has received smoe stitches over wounds he suffered.

Stage 17

Elmar Reinders did not start stage 17 as he travelled back home to be at the birth of his child, whilst Bahrain - Victorious' Phil Bauhaus has left the race knowing there are no more opportunities for the sprinters. He was not the only one, during the stage none other than Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett did the same, whilst Alexey Lutsenko also withdrew, presumably still suffering from the crash that led to the abandon of Primoz Roglic. Tom Pidcock withdraws from Tour de France as INEOS Grenadiers fear Covid-19 outbreak

Stage 18

No riders have abandoned the Tour de France today, a positive change in comparison to other days. Only Tobias Johannessen really suffered from a crash today as in the peloton it was a relaxed stage, but the Norwegian didn't suffer any major consequences.

Stage 19

Jake Stewart and Stefan Küng did not start the stage and early in the day DSM's Nils Eekhoff abandoned the race, facing the difficulty of the day. Arnaud Démare arrived out of limit and has been taken out of the race today.

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