Before the start of the 15th stage in Rodez, Sunday July 17, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo), who had joined the Danish yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard, announced his abandonment of the Tour de France. “To allow me to treat my injuries properly, we have decided that I will not start today,” said the Slovenian, 21st overall, more than 30 minutes behind Vingegaard. Primoz Roglic was hit in the shoulder and lower back in his fall during the cobblestone stage leading to Arenberg, in the 5th stage of the Tour.
Defeated on the eve of the arrival by his compatriot Tadej Pogacar in the 2020 Tour de France and second in the final classification, Roglic had approached the 2022 edition with the status of co-leader in the Jumbo team, with Vingegaard. “I’m proud of my contribution to the current standings and I’m confident the team will deliver on our yellow and green ambitions. Thank you all for your great support,” Roglic also said.
The 32-year-old Slovenian won this year Paris-Nice and Dauphiné, two one-week stage races. He is also the reigning three-time Vuelta winner, which should now be his next big goal, from August 19. His departure leaves the Jumbo team with seven riders.