Falls are an integral part of cycling. There is probably no one in the professional world who has not settled on the ground in his career. Primož Roglič has also encountered asphalt several times. He eventually collected them in the sixth phase of Gira, smiling at the members of his Jumbo-Visma team who were in the vehicle.
See how Roglic spoke to the team after the fall
The first reaction from the sports director Jumbo-Visma Addy Englishwhen he saw the riders fall to the ground in the sixth stage and heard that there were among them Primož Roglič, Was: "Oooooo." The team responded immediately and arranged a spare tire for him to continue along the route.
When he came to the team vehicle, he asked his bosses if they were looking for medical help to cover the wound. "Maybe a little," they answered from the car. Primoz, just as in his habit, kept his sense of humor even this fall. "Grande Casino," he said and received the car's reply: "Grande Casino, this is Giro." Primož only added words: "I love him." The three in the club car laughed loudly and at the same time they replied that his teammates certainly did not.
"What a guy," Engels added. Let us remember how the Slovenian rider repeatedly fell to the ground during the racing season and even had a damaged bottom. He looked like a boxer after an extremely difficult fight. When he arrived at the hospital, he also laughed at the local medical staff after he said, "If you only saw the other person."
Roglič after a fall without serious consequences, but lost the pink # video shirt
She will be able to come back on Sunday
And what happened to the Slovenian rider on the ground in the sixth stage of Gira? The cyclists had fallen just before him, but the accident itself could not be prevented. "It's also part of cycling, luckily I only got a few bumps. It's not that bad," said Primoz, who sought help from the medical service while driving.
We have mentioned @rogla has grazes on his left flank, but it is clearly his right flank. In the meantime, we are still leading the pack 4 & # 39; 15 behind the 13 leaders. https://t.co/IL2aSVj90S pic.twitter.com/ZRXTOKabS7
– Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) May 16, 2019
Because of this inconvenience, the pink shirt was not lost, but the Visma-Jumbo team was left behind during the phase, which deprived the captain of a number of obligations that he has in total after each stage. Giro is a three-week race and if we add an extra hour a day, we can see how much less rest there is for the remaining serious competitors for a total victory. And the resting body will be especially important in the final phase of Gira, when many challenging mountain stages are crucial.
"The most important thing is who wears a T-shirt in Verona (the last day of competition, op-p). We go on a day-after-day hunt for fugitives because the team would consume too much energy," Roglič explains.
Valerio Conti is the rider who drives a pink shirt today. This Slovenian cyclist will definitely end on Sunday when he will again be a selective stage. The schedule will be a demanding mountain chronometer from Riccione to San Marino. They will make 500 heights in the last 12 kilometers. And on the first day of the show, Primož showed how fast he rolls pedals in such stages.
The praise of the boss who must be in the hands of Roglik #video
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