Cape Town - South Africa's Daryl Impey has been forced to abandon the Tour de France after injuries sustained in a horror crash in Stage 3.
VIDEO: Horror crash mars TDF Stage 3
Impey, riding for Australia's Orica GreenEdge team, fell heavily in a crash that marred Stage 3 between Anvers and Huy.
Impey joined team-mate Simon Gerrans in having to call a premature end to his tour, along with FDJ's William Bonnet, yellow jersey wearer Fabian Cancellara of Trek Factory Racing, Tom Dumoulin of Giant-Alpecin and Katusha's Dmitry Kozonchuk.
In remains to be seen whether any other riders will be forced to abandon before Tuesday's Stage 4.
Impey confirmed the news of his early exit on Twitter late on Monday night.