Primož Roglič reveals he is struggling with a 'painful injury': 'I need to feel good on the bike'

The Slovenian lost his lead in the race on stage five, but did attack on the final stage

Primoz Roglic
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Primož Roglič has revealed that his failure to defend his Tour of the Basque Country title was largely down to a knee injury that he was suffering with before the race.

The Jumbo-Visma rider won the race's opening time trial by five seconds but failed to make a crucial split on stage five, thus relinquishing the yellow jersey to Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's Remco Evenepoel. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.