Evenepoel out of Giro d'Italia after stage 17 crash

SEGA DI ALA ITALY MAY 26 Iljo Keisse of Belgium Remco Evenepoel of Belgium Mikkel Honore of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep at arrival during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 17 a 193km stage from Canazei to Sega di Ala 1246m Injury Crash UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 26 2021 in Sega di Ala Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
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After coming into the Giro d'Italia as a favourite, Remco Evenepoel's race came to an end after a dramatic crash on stage 17 on the descent of the Passo San Valentino. Evenepoel finished the stage 35 minutes behind winner Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) but his Deceuninck-Quickstep team announced late Wednesday that he would abandon the race.

"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-QuickStep teammates," Evenepoel said in a press release.

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