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Wiggins and Hesjedal withdraw from Giro

Updated: May 17, 2013, 5:13 AM ET
Associated Press

BUSSETO, Italy -- Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal both withdrew from the Giro d'Italia before the start of Friday's 13th stage.

Team Sky said that Wiggins made his decision on the advice of the team physician because of "a worsening chest infection."

"We monitored Bradley overnight and this morning we've withdrawn him from the Giro after consulting the team doctor," Team Sky general manager Dave Brailsford said. "His chest infection has ...

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