Runner Primoz Roglic, 32, dislocated his shoulder this Wednesday, in a 30-kilometre fall from the end of the fifth stage of the Tour de France, but did not get in his way: he borrowed a chair from a fan and replaced it, himself, the member in place, continuing to compete, in a ring that remembers the days The good old cycling and revealing the ability to sacrifice required of the champion of the method, like the Slovenian, the leader of the line in Jumbo-Visma.
Because I had to sit for a moment to put my shoulder back in place. It should have been. The Slovenian said of the accident that forced him to leave the road for a few moments for the exact ‘operation’. It’s always difficult and it hurts, and I I know this from experience.
With this incident, Roglic finished the day’s run in the biggest cycling event on the planet in 61st place, 2m59s from the winner, Australian Simon Clark (Israel-Premier Tech). He lost more than two minutes to the winner of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the tour, compatriot Tadej Pojjakar (UAE).
Primoz Roglic may have already staked his aspirations to win the 2022 Tour, after second place in 2020 in the competition: he has fallen to 44th in the general classification, 2m36s from the yellow jersey (leader), fellow Belgian Wout Van Aert.
After seeing victory in Tour-2020 slip away on the penultimate day for Pogacar in a time trial and in 2021 after being the victim of another crash in the third stage of the French race – which ended up forcing him to retire less than 1. A week later, as a result of injuries Which she experienced – Roglic Malabata on the tour witnessed another chapter on this day.
The Slovenian finished seventh overall, at 41 seconds, at the start of the 157-kilometre fifth stage between Lille and Arenberg, having fallen 34 places in the standings. There are still a lot of mountains to go to, but it is already going backwards.
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