Kuss: Pogacar has the Tour de France advantage but Roglic never gives up

Primoz Roglic suffered a nasty crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France
Primoz Roglic suffered a nasty crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sepp Kuss has backed his battered and bruised Jumbo-Visma leader Primož Roglič ahead of this weekend’s mountain stages in the Tour de France, despite the Slovenian’s recent injuries and time losses.

Roglič crashed hard on stage 3 and, despite not sustaining any fractures, most of his right side was bandaged up the following day. In the stage 5 time trial the Slovenian dug deep to limit his losses but he currently sits 10th overall and 1:40 off last year’s winner and race favourite Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates).

Kuss, who helped Roglič win back-to-back Vuelta a España titles in 2019 and 2020 as well as finish second in last year’s Tour, believes that as long as his leader remains in the race he will fight for the yellow jersey.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.