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TOP STORY: Primoz Roglič Couldn’t Start Vuelta Stage 17
A bitter pill for Jumbo-Visma: Primož Roglič wasn’t at the start of the seventeenth stage of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday. Second overall, Roglič, crashed hard in the final straight of the sixteenth stage on Tuesday.
Everything was going well for the Slovenian GC rider on the road to Tomares. He made an attack in the last three kilometres, which could only be followed by four other riders. As the sprint started, Roglič looked like he touched the rear wheel of Bahrain’s Fred Wright and crashed hard. The three time Vuelta winner reached the finish line covered and looking quite shocked.
Jumbo-Visma couldn’t say much about Roglič’s injuries in the hours after the crash. “He is battered,” sports director Addy Engels said after the finish. “That is clear, but it is now important to clean all wounds. Then we […]