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Tour de France: Primož Roglič suffers dislocated shoulder

Team officials confirm Slovenian star injured in cobblestone stage.

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Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) suffered a dislocated shoulder after crashing on the cobbles during stage 5 of the Tour de France.

Team director Merijn Zeeman confirmed shortly after the stage to VeloNews that the three-time Vuelta a España champion suffered the injury in a dramatic stage out of Lille. Zeeman added that Roglič would continue in the race despite the injury and the time lost on the cobbles.

“I did [dislocate it], it’s not the best thing to have it, but in the end I put it back in,” Roglič later told reporters.

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The Slovenian hit the deck on a terrible day for Jumbo-Visma that saw the team’s GC hopes severely dented. Wout van Aert crashed with 100km to go but just about held onto his yellow jersey but the team saw Jonas Vingegaard lose precious time to Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates).

The Dane suffered a mechanical with around 36km to go and made three quick-fire bike changes in the ensuing panic. He was eventually paced back to a group of GC contenders, minus Pogačar who had already gone up the road with Jasper Stuyven.

Worse was to follow for Roglič who crashed with Caleb Ewan after a hay bale ended up up in the road. The Slovenian carried on and tried to limit his losses but eventually came over the line over two minutes down on Pogacar.