Richard Carapaz Withdraws from the Tour de France

Richard Carapaz, a contender for the overall podium, has left the Tour de France due to a crash on the opening day of the race. He was found separated from his bike on the side of the road on a descent late in the opening stage in Bilbao, Spain. An ultrasound revealed a small fracture in his left kneecap, which prevented him from participating in stage 2 of the race.

According to, some of the main contenders for the overall podium in the 2023 Tour de France are:

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma)
Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious)
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)
Enric Mas (Movistar)
Romain Bardet (DSM)
Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën Team)
Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)

It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and that other riders may emerge as contenders as the race progresses.

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