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Primož Roglič quits the Tour de France to let injuries heal

Primož Roglič quits the Tour de France to let injuries heal

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Primož Roglič ( Jumbo-Visma ) has quit the Tour de France ahead of stage 15, citing the injuries he picked up in an opening-week crash as the reason behind his departure.

Roglič has been a key support rider for Jonas Vingegaard in the last week and was instrumental in setting up the stage 11 match-up with Tadej Pogačar that saw Vingegaard take yellow.

The 32-year-old crashed heavily inside the final 30 kilometers of stage 5 after a race motorbike seemed to clip a haybale on the side of the road and pushed it into the path of the oncoming riders.

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Roglič was caught up in the ensuing crash and dislocated his shoulder in the fall, in addition to other scrapes and bruises. He put his shoulder back in himself and rode to the finish with the help of teammates but lost a significant amount of time because of it.

“To allow my injuries to heal properly, we have decided that I won’t start today,” Roglič said. “I’m proud of my contribution to the current standings and I trust that the team will realize our yellow and green ambitions. Thanks to everybody for your great support.”Vingegaard goes into the final stage of the second week with a 2:22 lead over Pogačar in the overall standings. All of that advantage was taken in a […]

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