Steven Kruijswijk pulls out of the Giro d'Italia prior to Saturday's penultimate stage to Asiago due to stomach problems.
Steven Kruijswijk commanded the 2016 Giro until an untimely crash, but this year he's struggling to find form in Italy.
Four top riders from The Netherlands will compete at the Italian grand tour in May.
Steven Kruijswijk and his LottoNL – Jumbo squad seek compensation after a metal post leads to a serious crash in the Vuelta's stage 5
Steven Kruijswijk crashes out of the Vuelta a Espana in stage 5. The Dutchman came into the race as a GC hopeful following a strong result
The Dutch rider nearly won the Giro d'Italia this season after wearing the pink jersey for five days in Italy.
The Dutch rider nearly won the Giro d'Italia last month, but the team's small budget could mean he seeks work elsewhere in 2017.
In a world without Kruijswijk's crash at the Giro, what would happen to Dutch cycling, LottoNL-Jumbo and the man himself?
The Giro is finally over. We break down four of the biggest questions coming out of the race.
A dramatic Giro d'Italia offered several breakout stars a chance to prove themselves on the grand stage