The Brit climbed off with less than 50km of the final stage remaining, and was in second place in the overall classification, only eight seconds behind the race leader Jakob Fuglsang (Astana).
The Dauphiné’s English race radio Twitter account confirmed that Adam Yates had quit the race.
Michael Woods (EF Education First) abandoned the race before the start of stage eight after falling ill overnight due to the horrendous weather during stage seven.
Steven Kruijswisk (Jumbo-Visma) also abandoned during stage eight with 16km remaining.
We will bring you more on this story as it develops…