Simon Yates abandons the 2022 Giro d’Italia

Double stage winner Simon Yates has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on today’s stage 17 after suffering with ongoing knee pain.
The 29-year-old Brit stormed to victory in the time trial event on stage two before unfortunately crashing on stage four to Mount Etna, which saw the Team BikeExchange-Jayco suffer knee issues on the following stages.
After working with the medical team, Yates was able to continue the race, bouncing back for a phenomenal solo win on stage 14.
However, with persistent knee issues, the decision was made for Yates to withdraw from the race to make a full recovery.
Dr. Matteo Beltemacchi (Team BikeExchange-Jayco Doctor):
“Yates’ fall on Mount Etna and subsequent knee problem (likely edema of the bony spongiosa of the patella) weighed down on the rider for all following stages of the Giro d’Italia.
Despite daily therapy and Simon’s tenacity, that resulted in a second stage win, the knee pain grew worse and worse, eventually leading to the decision for his retirement from the race.”

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