Primož Roglič discolated his shoulder in first of two crashes on Paris-Nice stage eight

"It could have been worse," says the Slovenian, who is already looking ahead to the next race

Primož Roglič on stage eight of Paris-Nice 2021 (Anne-Christine Poujoulat /AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

In the grand scheme of things, losing the overall victory at Paris-Nice is unlikely to haunt Primož Roglič for long, but losing a second yellow jersey at the last will only compound the number of questions the Slovenian will face in the lead up to this summer's Tour de France, where he will hope to put the demons of 2020 to bed once and for all.

"This was not the ride we had hoped for," was Roglič's reaction to crashing twice on the final stage eight, the first one having dislocated his shoulder and the second seeing him uncoupled from the peloton and losing enough time to dump him out of not only the race lead but the top 10.

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