Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada has withdrawn from the Tour de France after sustaining a left leg and hip injury during the crash-marred sixth stage of the race.

Hesjedal's Garmin-Sharp team said before the start of Stage 7 on Saturday that he is not able to pedal normally.

Team doctor Prentice Steffen said "the injury would only be worsened if he tried to ride today." Hesjedal was among at least two dozen riders caught up in a nasty crash with 16 miles to go Friday. He lost more than 13 minutes and dropped to 108th overall.

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal sprays sparkling wine after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 28.2-kilometer (17.52-mile) individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. He becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro. Marco Pinotti won the stage in 33:06. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal celebrates after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 28.2-kilometer (17.52-mile) individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. He becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro. Marco Pinotti won the stage in 33:06. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal poses for photographers with his trophy after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 28.2-kilometer (17.52-mile) individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. He becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro. Marco Pinotti won the stage in 33:06. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal kisses the pink jersey after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 28.2-kilometer (17.52-mile) individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. He becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro. Marco Pinotti won the stage in 33:06. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal celebrates after winning the 95th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal won the 95th Giro d'Italia finishing 16 seconds ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez in the general classification after overhauling the Spaniard's lead on the final stage in Milan. Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 28.2-kilometer (17.52-mile) individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds to finish the race in a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes and 2 seconds. He becomes the first Canadian to win the Giro. Marco Pinotti won the stage in 33:06. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

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    Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal (C) and Spanish Joaquim Rodriguez (L) ride on Mortirolo uphill during the Tour of Italy cycling race Giro's 20th stage, a 219km ride from Caldes Val di Sole to Passo dello Stelvio, on May 26, 2012 in Passo dello Stelvio. AFP PHOTO/ POOL/ LUCA BETTINI (Photo credit should read LUCA BETTINI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez, left, and Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pedal during the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Caldes to Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)

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    Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez, right, and Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pedal during the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Caldes to Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pedals during the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Caldes to Passo dello Stelvio, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Thomas De Gendt won the grueling 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, reigniting his chances for a podium finish. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)

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    Canada's Ryder Hesjedal crosses the finish line the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Caldes to Passo dello Stelvio, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Thomas De Gendt won the grueling 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, reigniting his chances for a podium finish. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari)

  • The pack pedals during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Treviso to Val di Fiemme, Italy, Friday, May 25, 2012. With a superb final climb, Roman Kreuziger finished the penultimate mountain leg of the Giro in 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal crossed 19 second behind him. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto)

  • The pack pedals during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Treviso to Val di Fiemme, Italy, Friday, May 25, 2012. With a superb final climb, Roman Kreuziger finished the penultimate mountain leg of the Giro in 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal crossed 19 second behind him. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto)

  • The pack pedals during the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Treviso to Val di Fiemme, Italy, Friday, May 25, 2012. With a superb final climb, Roman Kreuziger finished the penultimate mountain leg of the Giro in 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal crossed 19 second behind him. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)

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    Ryder Hesjedal, of Canada, celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Treviso to Val di Fiemme, Italy, Friday, May 25, 2012. With a superb final climb, Czech Republic's Roman Kreuziger finished the penultimate mountain leg of the Giro in 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds, while Hesjedal arrived 19 second behind him. Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D'Alberto)