Roglič loses time after taking a tough fall on stage 3 of the Tour

Roglič loses time after taking a hard fall on stage 3 of the Tour

Primoz Roglic completed stage 3 of the Tour de France with a number of scrapes and bruises.

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) completed stage 3 of the Tour de France over a minute down and with a number of scrapes and bruises after taking a heavy fall inside the ultimate 10 km of the race.

The 31-year-old Slovenian went down in an obvious collision with Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) on the left facet of the peloton because it made its approach towards a sprinter-friendly end in Pontivy, solely a minute or two after different riders had gone down in a separate crash in the back of the bunch.

The autumn left Roglic with a number of torn sections of his package and highway rash in a number of locations, and he spent a number of moments on the bottom recovering his bearings, whereas the hole to the peloton grew up in the direction of one minute

After getting again on the bike, Roglič linked up with a number of teammates after which went into chase mode. The Jumbo-Visma pursuers have been capable of deliver the hole again down beneath a minute, however additional crashes within the peloton within the final a number of kilometers made for sluggish going at components, and Roglic’s group was additional distanced because the tempo reached its most with the dash groups lining up within the finale.

Roglič would finally arrive 1:21 down on stage winner Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix), placing him on the similar deficit behind Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), the best-placed GC star on the day. The 2020 Tour runner-up would cede much less time to final 12 months’s Tour winner and some different GC rivals, as Tadej Pogačar (UAE Crew Emirates) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) completed 26 seconds down on the day, and thus 55 seconds forward of Roglič.

Jumbo-Visma stated after the levels that medical checks had decided that Roglič had not suffered any damaged bones within the crash, although it stays to be seen how the scrapes and bruises he did maintain within the fall will have an effect on him transferring ahead.

Sadly for Jumbo-Visma, Roglič was not the one member of the group to hit the deck on the day. Steven Kruijswijk required stitches to deal with a finger harm after crashing halfway by way of the stage, whereas Robert Gesink deserted with a damaged collarbone after a tough fall, leaving Roglič quick a key domestique for the mountains.

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