RadioShack-Nissan's Tony Gallopin has become the Tour de France's latest casualty, pulling out during the race's 13th stage, organisers announced.
Gallopin had been suffering from stomach problems in recent days and abandoned inside the first 50km of the 217km ride from Saint-Paul-les-Trois-Chateaux to Cap d'Agde.
The 24-year-old had been hoping to aim for a stage win in the Pyrenees on his debut Tour de France.
The RadioShack-Nissan rider's abandon from the race comes just two days after team-mate Fabian Cancellara pulled out of the race to be with his heavily pregnant wife.
Meanwhile, David Moncoutie (Cofidis) also ended what was billed as his final Tour after suffering injuries in a crash on the hilly 12th stage.
Gallopin's abandon means that 167 of the race's 198 starters remain.