After a promising start to the Giro with a second place in the opening time trial, and the hope that the back problems that have plagued him recently were finally solved, Bradley McGee's troubles returned over the last few days and he dropped out of the Giro during yesterday's tenth stage.
McGee's departure was not entirely unexpected. On Monday his team manager Martial Gayant told Reuters that McGee was having difficulties and worrying about regaining fitness for the Tour de France.
"After his fall in the Criterium International (March) the pain he had in his lower back has now become a sciatic nerve injury," said Gayant. "He's not pedalling as he would normally be."
Also on the sick list is Dariusz Baranowski of Liberty Seguros-Würth. Baranowski had been suffering with gastroenteritis for the last three days and pulled out of stage 10.