Roglic abandons Tour de France before stage nine

Primoz Roglic has abandoned the Tour de France before stage nine after suffering multiple bruises when he crashed in stage three.

Jumbo-Visma rider, Primoz Roglic. - AP

Primoz Roglic, last year's runner-up, abandoned the Tour de France before stage nine after suffering multiple bruises when he crashed in stage three, the Slovenian cyclist said on Sunday.

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"We made the decision together with the team, it doesn't make sense to continue. We're going to try to recover and focus on new goals," the Jumbo-Visma rider said in a statement.

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