'Everyone raced against me at the Giro' says Roglič, admitting he was plauged by injuries after crash

The Slovenian has also said the decision to dock him 10 seconds after getting a push from a spectator was the correct one

Primoz Roglic on stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) has revealed he struggled with a stomach ache and soreness after he crashed on stage 15 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia, in what proved to be the beginning of the end of the Slovenian's GC ambitions. He has also blamed his struggle to win the race on the fact that other riders teamed up to race against him.

Although the race didn't end the way the Slovenian would have hoped, after he had dominated the opening two time trials before his form fell away in the final week, Roglič has taken the positives from his highest Grand Tour finish to date.

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