second last year, the Slovenian Primož Roglič gives up on injury

second last year, the Slovenian Primož Roglič gives up on injury
second last year, the Slovenian Primož Roglič gives up on injury

He was one of the favorites of this Tour de France 2021. Primož Roglič will not participate this Sunday in the 9th stage which starts between Cluses (Haute-Savoie) and Tignes (Savoie). “He suffers too much from his injuries“, explains his team Team Jumbo-Visma cycling on his Twitter account.”It’s a collective decision with the team. It was no longer possible to continue like this until the end.“Last Monday, in Brittany, the Slovenian runner suffered a fall. He was”open everywhereon the left side in his own words. He posted an impressive photo of his half scuffed body on his Instagram account.

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Hell in the Alps

Since this fall, Primož Roglič lived through hell on this Tour de France. Friday, between Vierzon and Le Creusot, during a seventh stage as long as it was exhausting and lively, he was the only leader to let go, conceding 3’48 “compared to the other favorites.

On Saturday, in the first alpine stage, the Slovenian rider, second in the Grande Boucle last year, was dropped from the first passes, even rolling over ten kilometers, completely alone, last. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma team finished this 8th stage in the back of the grupetto, exhausted … and 35 minutes behind the stage winner, Dylan Teuns. This Sunday morning, having fallen back to 51st place in the general classification, Primož Roglič had to face the facts. The miracle did not take place. It is not this year that he will take his revenge on his rival, Tadej Pogacar. His compatriot had won him victory during the final stage, the time trial of La Planche des Belles Filles.

“It doesn’t make sense to continue like this” Primož Roglič

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“It doesn’t make sense to continue like this” he declared on the twitter account of his team, Jumbo-Visma, “after a few days I realized that, really, it wasn’t getting me anywhere. It was really bad, with a lot of pain, […], it’s too much for my body, I can’t ride like this. […] We made the decision together with the team. I will try to heal and focus on new goals “ did he declare.

 
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