Three-time Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Rogilic has determined to abondon the tour. The occasion is so near ending with just some extra races to go, however Rogilic can’t proceed as a result of crash he met at stage 16.
The information was confirmed by his crew Jumbo-Visma, who additionally launched an official assertion on Wednesday, seventh September. The assertion learn:
Sadly, @rogla is not going to be firstly of stage 17 as a consequence of yesterday’s crash, Get nicely quickly, champion! Thanks for all the gorgeous moments on this Vuelta. You had formidable plans for the ultimate days, however sadly it isn’t meant to be
Rogilic was 1:26 behind Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) in second place. He had huge plans to shut this hole and take the lead himself within the coming days, however sadly he won’t be able to satisfy them anymore.
Rogilic launched an assault to achieve the lead at stage 16 in Tomares. There was simply 2.5 km left to the closing line. Issues have been nearly in his management however his wheels crashed with Fred Wright (Group Bahrain Victorious). Inside seconds, he was rolling on the highway. Primoz didn’t waste a second and acquired again on his biking seat. He managed to complete the race however he was all bloodied. Followers are even arguing that it’s unfair to award Rogilic a time of + 08. Since Evenepoel suffered a puncture 3 km from the end line and he was awarded the identical time. Addy Engels, the director additionally agreed with the followers by saying:
To me, it seems to be like greater than eight seconds, these accidents
After an intensive medical examination was carried out, it was revealed that Rogilic suffered from accidents on the precise aspect of his physique. Principally his elbow, ribs, and the whole lot above the hip space have been all in ache.
Jumbo-Visma doesn’t have a lot to fret about because the crew is sitting on the high of the Group World Rating chart. The entire factors that they’ve collected since 2020 are 35062.
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