Primoz Roglic’s Tour de France hopes fade on stage 7

Primoz Roglic had a hard crash on stage 3
Primoz Roglic had a hard crash on stage 3 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Primoz Roglic’s (Jumbo-Visma) hopes of winning this year’s Tour de France took another major hit on stage 7 with last year’s runner-up dropped on the second category climb of Signal d'Uchon. The 31-year-old would eventually cross the line over nine minutes down on stage winner Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) and ahead of the Alps on stage 8 Roglic sits 9:11 off the yellow jersey in the overall standings.

The Slovenian was distanced by his GC rivals with just under 20km to go on the stage and was instantly left to his own devices as his remaining teammates decided to press on.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at 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.