Jumbo-Visma pretty sure Primož Roglič's Tour de France GC battle is over

Sports director Frans Maassen says the team has to be realisitic after Roglič lost time to the favourites on stage seven

Primož Roglič
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Jumbo-Visma think Primož Roglič's GC battle at the 2021 Tour de France is probably over after the Slovenian lost time on stage seven, continuing to struggle with injuries sustained in a crash on stage three.

"I think we have to be realistic but we have to see tonight," sports director Frans Maassen said after the stage of Roglič's chances for the overall. "I have to speak to him but he lost time to the big favourites, you saw him suffering so I think it will be over him."

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