One of the great favorites to consecrate himself again in the 2022 edition of the Back to Spain, primoz roglicwas forced to leave the competition after the injuries he suffered after a fall in stage 16 will not allow him to continue.
On this case, the Slovenian raised his voice and put his name and surname on the cause of his not continuing his fight for the crown in the Tour of Spainbecause in his opinion, neither the track was in poor condition, nor was there any problem with the security protocols.
“The circumstances of this fall are unacceptable. It was not caused by the bad state of the route or a security error but by the behavior of a runner. I have no eyes in the back, otherwise I would have left room. Wright came up from behind and ripped the handlebars out of my hands without him being able to react.”
These were the words of the Slovenian displayed on the website of his team, Jumbo-VIsma. Roglic was in search of his fourth consecutive victory in The return to Spain but an unfortunate event prevented him from staying on the path of victory.
VICTORY OF PEDERSEN AND FALL OF ROGLIICCCCC!!! Tremendous final in Tomares, Roglic has fallen when colliding with another cyclist and has fallen 300 meters from the finish line. “Mads Pedersen (Trek) takes the victory of stage 16 of La Vuelta a España”.?????? pic.twitter.com/oN4tr1aMtw
— Mace? (@MazaCiclismo) September 6, 2022
Less than 100 meters from reaching the finish line in stage 16, the Slovenian fell violently, in his struggle to close the gap with the leader, the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, who before the departure of Roglic He consolidates himself as the maximum favorite to consecrate himself, because now his numbers are even further away from his next pursuers.
The fall caused the skin to rise in several places, and the blood was evident. After the shock of what happened he sat for a while to be checked and although he did not suffer any fracture he could not be available for the next stage.
Such is the speed of the action in the last stages of the race that it is not possible to visualize what really happened, however what is a fact is that the Englishman Fred Wright finished in fourth place in the stage and who stood shoulder to shoulder with Roglic. At the end, the Bahrain cyclist assured that he had no idea what had happened and that in no way did he act deliberately.