Primoz Rogilic Opts Out Of Vuelta a Espana Ahead Of Stage 17

With Primoz Rogilic gone, Enric Mas (Movistar) will take his place in second spot following Remco Evenepoel at 2:01.
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Three-time Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Rogilic has decided to abondon the tour. The event is so close to ending with just a few more races to go, but Rogilic can not continue due to the crash he met at stage 16. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The news was confirmed by his team Jumbo-Visma, who also released an official statement on Wednesday, 7th September. The statement read:

Unfortunately, @rogla will not be at the start of stage 17 as a consequence of yesterday’s crash, Get well soon, champion! Thank you for all the beautiful moments in this Vuelta. You had ambitious plans for the final days, but sadly it isn’t meant to be

Rogilic was 1:26 behind Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) in second place. He had big plans to close this gap and take the lead himself in the coming days, but sadly he will not be able to fulfill them anymore. 

Rogilic launched an attack to gain the lead at stage 16 in Tomares. There was just 2.5 km left to the closing line. Things were almost in his control but his wheels crashed with Fred Wright (Team Bahrain Victorious). Within seconds, he was rolling on the road. Primoz didn’t waste a second and got back on his cycling seat. He managed to finish the race but he was all bloodied. Fans are even arguing that it is unfair to award Rogilic a time of + 08. Since Evenepoel suffered a puncture 3 km from the finish line and he was awarded the same time. Addy Engels, the director also agreed with the fans by saying:

To me, it looks like more than eight seconds, these injuries

After a thorough medical examination was carried out, it was revealed that Rogilic suffered from injuries on the right side of his body. Mostly his elbow, ribs, and everything above the hip area were all in pain. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Jumbo-Visma does not have much to worry about since the team is sitting at the top of the Team World Ranking chart. The total points that they have collected since 2020 are 35062. 

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