Most gutted when a rider abandons

Jul 29, 2009
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This year there have obviously been several very high profile riders abandon due to injury. Not the first time is sort of thing has happened and it won't be the last.

So which riders were you most gutted to see abandon a race? Doesn't have to be the TdF but stick to Grand Tours.

Personally Cav abandoning this year was gutting although I know there are a fair few on here who don't care for him. The first one I can really remember was Sean Kelly in 1987 TdF when he broke his collar bone. I was really gutted at the time.

Apologies for the phrasing of the title; couldn't think of a better on at the time..
 
Jun 19, 2013
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When Ja Ja got wiped out in the home straight in Le Tour. (The polioceman incident)
Beloki crashing out of le Tour
Bobby Julich in le Tour the year Zulle came second
 
Jul 22, 2011
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Damn, now I went and watched Beloki's crash again. Still painful, watching him squirming in agony, with Azevedo calling for help, and knowing it was a career-ender.
 
Jul 29, 2009
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That Beloki one was awful. You realised pretty quickly that not only was he in a lot of pain and out of the tour when he had a good chance of winning but also that it was career threatening. Horrible.

Anyone remember Pascal Simon in 83 or Hinault in 80?
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Igor Antón, 2010 Vuelta
+1 What might have been?
Also the Beloki crash.

Sorry about Froome - even if not a fan. Sorry about Contador as well. La Vuelta is looking to be an even better race though.
 
Jun 19, 2013
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Perhaps we should take time to remember Fabio Casartelli who died after a crash 1995.
 

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