Primoz Roglic has abandoned the Tour this Sunday. The Slovenian cyclist, who started as the leader of the powerful Jumbo and who was considered the second favorite to win the Champs-Elysées, will no longer participate in the 15th stage, between Rodez and Carcassonne. In fact, the runner, an essential piece in the Dutch squad, has never been in his best shape after suffering a spectacular fall in the stage of the cobblestones In the past week.
The Slovenian cyclist, winner of the last three editions of the Vuelta, a race that he will start preparing for as soon as he is recovered from the effort of the Tour, was essential in the victory of Jonas Vingegaardin the stage that ended in the Granon, because thanks to his attacks Tadej Pogacar succumbed to his Danish teammate to win the alpine summit and get the yellow jersey.
“Am very happy to have helped my team and I wish him the best of luck on this Tour”, said Roglic after making his withdrawal official. With his loss the Jumbo suffers a major setback in defending Vingegaard’s leadership in the Pyrenees.