Sir Bradley Wiggins has retired from the Giro d’Italia after completing 12 stages of the 21.
Sir Bradley Wiggins's chances of winning the Giro d'Italia or finishing on the podium may be compromised by ill-health, as the Tour de France winner explained after the conclusion of stage 11 in north-east Italy.
The final phase of the 2013 Giro d'Italia was always going to take Sir Bradley Wiggins into uncharted territory: new climbs, new roads, new challenges.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, it’s safe to say, isn’t enjoying much luck or success in this year’s Giro d’Italia.
There are only a handful of stages on this Giro d'Italia that are tailor-made for Mark Cavendish, so after this run through Puglia he had no option but to deliver, hence his delight at the 12th Giro stage win of his career following disappointment the day before.
Winning both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the course of a cycling career is one mark of a great of the sport.