Abandonment of Roglic, 2nd general, after his fall on Tuesday

Abandonment of Roglic, 2nd general, after his fall on Tuesday

The Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who occupied second place within the basic classification of the Tour of Spain, had to surrender on Wednesday following his fall which occurred the day earlier than on the end of the stage.

‘Sadly, (he) is not going to be initially of the seventeenth stage, following his crash yesterday (Tuesday). Get nicely shortly champion!’, wrote the Jumbo-Visma group on its twitter account.

‘You had formidable plans for the previous few days, however sadly it was mentioned that it could not occur that manner’, added the Dutch formation.

Winner of the final three editions, the chief of the Jumbo was on an upward slope after a troublesome begin to Vuelta: returned to lower than two minutes from the crimson jersey, the Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Fast Step), he attacked on Tuesday on the foot of the ultimate bump, within the final three kilometers.

However the 32-year-old Slovenian had a double unhealthy luck: stunned by this assault, Evenepoel, left behind, had a puncture on this remaining, then benefiting from the laws classifying him similtaneously the primary peloton.

Joined by 4 runners (Mads Pedersen, Patrick Ackermann, Danny van Poppel and Fred Wright), Roglic led him at full pace, earlier than falling violently shortly after launching his dash, not removed from the road.

He obtained up as greatest he might, and crossed the end line however then remained for a very long time, haggard, with a bloody elbow and knee.

Unsure climate for this Vuelta after an abandonment on a fall already – on the Tour de France in July, the Slovenian was on Wednesday morning 1’26 ” from Evenepoel.

The younger Belgian now has just one opponent, within the individual of the Spaniard Enric Mas (Movistar), who recovers 2nd place, 2’01”.


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