Egan Bernal (Team INEOS Grenadiers) has withdrawn from the 2020 Tour de France ahead of stage 17.
The 23-year-old will now focus on his recovery from the Tour and reset his goals for the remainder of the season.
INEOS Grenadiers Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We have taken this decision with Egan’s best interests at heart. Egan is a true champion who loves to race, but he is also a young rider, with many Tours ahead of him and at this point, on balance, we feel it is wiser for him to stop racing.”
Egan Bernal said: “This is obviously not how I wanted my Tour de France to end, but I agree that it is the right decision for me in the circumstances. I have the greatest respect for this race and I am already looking forward to coming back in the years ahead.”