Cycling-Roglic to race Vuelta after recovering from injuries

We have a good and balanced team at the start that can optimally support Primoz in all areas." Roglic will launch a bid to become the first rider to win the Vuelta a Espana four times in a row when it begins in Utrecht on Aug. 19.


Reuters | Updated: 15-08-2022 17:40 IST | Created: 15-08-2022 17:33 IST
Cycling-Roglic to race Vuelta after recovering from injuries
Primoz Roglic Image Credit: Wikimedia

Three-time winner Primoz Roglic will race the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta an Espana, despite suffering serious injuries in last month's Tour de France, his team Jumbo-Visma said on Monday. Roglic suffered a dislocated shoulder and a back injury when he crashed in the fifth stage of the Tour de France and abandoned the race before the 15th stage to focus on his recovery.

"We are delighted that Primoz can start in the Vuelta after his serious injury in the Tour de France," Jumbo-Visma's sports director Merijn Zeeman said. "Logically, he didn't have the best preparation, but we greatly respect him for how he managed to get ready. We have a good and balanced team at the start that can optimally support Primoz in all areas."

Roglic will launch a bid to become the first rider to win the Vuelta an Espana four times in a row when it begins in Utrecht on Aug. 19.

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