Primoz Roglic abandons Tour de France

Team Jumbo Vismas Primoz Roglic of Slovenia rides behind the pack during the 8th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 150 km between Oyonnax and Le GrandBornand on July 03 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) during stage 8 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

After a brutally difficult start to the Tour de France marred by several crashes and some important injuries, one of the biggest pre-race favourites Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) has decided to abandon.

Roglič completed stage 8 of the Tour de France on Saturday in 175th and third last place, more than 35 minutes down, but he will not start Sunday’s second Alpine stage.

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