Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) will not take the start in the final stage of Criterium du Dauphine due to the injuries he sustained yesterday in a crash.
The Slovenian crashed in a valley between Côte d’Héry-sur-Ugine and the Montée de Bisanne. He got back up again and was piloted back to the peloton by Wout van Aert.
Roglic is just the latest high-profile abandon on this edition of Dauphine after Egan Bernal withdrew ahead of yesterday’s stage due to back pain. Steven Kruijswijk and Emanuel Buchmann also abandoned the race after a crash during stage 4.
“As a result of his crash yesterday, Primoz Roglic – leader in the GC and points classification – won’t start in the ultimate stage today. The evolution of his injuries will determine the plans for the upcoming races. Speedy recovery, @rogla” Jumbo-Visma wrote on Twitter.
The 30-year-old led the race by 14 seconds but Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot will now head the general classification.