Remco Evenepoel withdraws from Giro d'Italia: It doesn’t make a lot of sense to carry on with this pain
May 27 2021 04:41 am CET

Remco Evenepoel withdraws from Giro d'Italia: It doesn’t make a lot of sense to carry on with this pain
Remco Evenepoel withdraws from Giro d'Italia: It doesn’t make a lot of sense to carry on with this pain
Photo of Remco Evenepoel (c) Wout Beel

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has decided to retire from the Giro d'Italia after the crash he suffered on the 17th stage.

The Belgian was part of a mass crash of the 17th day of competition in the Corsa Rosa and he and his bike went over the guardrail of the road. Although the rider didn't suffer any fractures, he suffered multiple skin laceration and contusions of the second metacarpal of his left hand, caput radials, sacroiliacal joint, patella and of the 8th rib, as well as bilateral bursitis olecrani.

"In the end it was a crash that shouldn’t have happened, I don’t know what really happened in front of me, but I came into the corner and saw some guys on the ground and I couldn’t pass on the right side because I was next to another guy, so I didn’t have any chances to avoid a crash," said Evenepoel. "For now, there isn’t anything broken, but I have a lot of contusions, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to carry on with this pain. So I go back to Belgium and go for some CT scans. Then we will see.

"Of course it’s sad to leave the race, and my first Grand Tour too early, but in the end, it was a nice experience and I hope to be back one day again. I’m wishing the best to all my Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates for the remaining stages."






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