Primož Roglič still might not start the Tour de France after a crash earlier this month, his partner has said.
Former volleyball player and cross-country skier Lora Klinc has shared an update on Roglič’s condition with Slovenian media, as she celebrated the release of her new book.
Klinc told RTV Slo: “The most important question at the moment is whether Primož will start.
“We all want that, but we are waiting for confirmation.
“The crash has grounded everything.It could have been much worse but why did it have to happen just before the start of the Tour?”
The Jumbo-Visma rider left the race before the final stage, which threw his Tour de France into doubt.
Roglic is scheduled to lead his team as the Tour kicks off in Nice on Saturday (August 29).
In instagram post last week, Roglič said: “Did a little spin yesterday. I honestly thought I would feel better by now after the crash on Saturday.
“Let’s see what the upcoming days bring - I am staying optimistic.”
Jumbo-Visma were dominating the 2020, winning the opening two stages with Wout van Aert and Roglic, and leading the race.
But crashes forced Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk out of the race, with the latter now forced to miss the Tour de France and instead focus on the Giro d’Italia.
The team have confirmed their Tour line-up with Roglic leading the squad, aided by Tom Dumoulin, George Bennett and Sepp Kuss.
Wout van Aert, Robert Gesink, Tony Martin and Amund Grøndahl Jansen will complete the formidable team for this year's Tour.
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Alex is the digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter and now as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output.
Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) and joining CW in 2018, Alex has covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.
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