Egan Bernal abandons the Tour de France

VILLARDDELANS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 15 Start Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 16 a 164km stage from La TourDuPin to VillardDeLans 1152m Auberge de la Cte 2000 TDF2020 LeTour on September 15 2020 in VillardDeLans France Photo by Marco Bertorello PoolGetty Images
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has abandoned the race, and so will not start stage 17 on Wednesday.

Ineos Grenadiers announced early on Wednesday morning that the 23-year-old Colombian, "will now focus on his recovery from the Tour, and reset his goals for the remainder of the season".

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