Kruijswijk and Buchmann retire and scare for Roglic

The third and fourth of the 2019 Tour de France join the loss of Bernal, winner of the Tour, on the same day. Kruijswijk, with a dislocated shoulder.


A very busy day at the Criterium Dauphiné. If minutes before the start of the day it was announced that Egan Bernal would not start due to back problems, after a few kilometers into the stage Steven Kruijswijk and Emanuel Buchmann fell to the ground and were forced to leave. Later, at kilometer 82, Primoz Roglic, leader of the race, also went to the ground, although this time he was able to continue the stage.

The incident that occurred during the fourth and penultimate stage of the Dauphiné occurred during the descent of the first pass of the day, Col de Plan Bois. Jumbo Visma have announced that their rider, Kruijswijk, was retiring from the race with a dislocated shoulder. For their part, Bora have announced that Buchmann has deep abrasions, while Muhlberger may have an arm injury. The two cyclists are being taken to the hospital to assess the damage they present. Subsequently, a third Bora rider has left, the German Andreas Schillinger.

Later it was Primoz Roglic who went to the ground. The Slovenian, leader of the race and one of the main favorites for victory in the Tour, fell on the descent of the Côte d'Héry sur Ugine, fourth port of the day. Fortunately, Roglic was able to continue in the race with his jersey torn and without any injuries beyond the superficial ones, apparently.

This means that, on the same day, the first (Bernal), third (Kruijswijk) and fourth (Buchmann) of the last Tour de France leave Dauphiné. In addition, the fall and possible injuries set off all the alarms, since both Kruijswijk and Buchmann had planned to attend the Tour de France, which begins in just two weeks, so a serious injury can separate both riders from the long-awaited gala round.

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