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Primož Roglič and the yellow jersey of a race chief have a tough relationship.

The Slovenian misplaced his in a single day grip on the GC of Paris-Good on the ultimate stage Sunday. Roglič crashed twice and was left remoted as he launched a determined ultimate chase within the closing 20 kilometers whereas a pack of GC contenders ripped up the street forward of him.

Race report: Primož Roglič tumbles out of lead at Paris-Good

The Jumbo-Visma captain completed the stage over three minutes again to see his 52-second lead on GC crumble beneath him in a stark throwback to his dramatic Tour de France defeat by Tadej Pogačar final 12 months. It was as an alternative Max Schachmann that took the GC honors in Good on Sunday.

“It was not the stage I anticipated, I made some errors,” Roglič stated after the stage. “Within the first fall I dislocated my left shoulder, then I fell once more … I gave it my all, however I couldn’t meet up with the riders in entrance.”

Roglič’s second crash got here at round 25km to go because the tempo cranked up prematurely of the ultimate climb of the stage. Jumbo-Visma dropped riders out of the peloton to assist the Slovenian as they regarded to convey their chief again to the charging GC group, however Roglič was quickly left remoted as his staff burned out.

“After I was behind I didn’t assume the race was getting out of hand, I used to be simply concentrating on getting probably the most out of my physique,” he stated. “That’s a very powerful. It’s at all times a wrestle and I consider that if you happen to can ignite that problem inside your self you should have finished what you may. I actually gave it my all, that is the way it ended.”

After shedding the yellow jersey of the Tour de France on the ultimate stage time trial final summer season, Roglič bounced again to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège two weeks later earlier than claiming the Vuelta a España that autumn.

Additionally learn: Primož Roglič bounces again at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The stoic Slovenian stated he could be again after his newest shock defeat.

“It’s a disgrace, however let’s flip the web page and take a look at the subsequent races,” he stated. “I’ll return and struggle to win extra races.  Clearly, I’m disillusioned, however the world doesn’t cease, and I look ahead.”

Roglič closed out the stage with two massive holes in his shorts and street rash throughout each of his glutes. He was capable of finding some humor within the state of affairs at the very least.

“How do I look bodily? Could possibly be higher,” he stated.


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