Primoz Roglic blamed Fred Wright after the accident he had in the Vuelta. Although Roglic was close to a great result, things did not turn out well for him. The Slovenian is visibly shaken by the situation in which he found himself, but it seems that his recovery will not take long.
That is what is most important to him at this moment. Roglic was specific when it came to who was responsible for the accident: "I can walk a little bit. I am happy with that for the moment,” Roglic told Jumbo-Visma’s official website as quoted by eurosport.com
“After the crash, it took me time to straighten things out.
I asked myself: how can this be?
My conclusion is that the way this crash happened is unacceptable. Not everyone saw it correctly.
The crash was not caused by a bad road or a lack of safety but by a rider's behaviour.
I don't have eyes on my back.
Otherwise, I would have run wide. Wright came from behind and rode the handlebars out of my hands before I knew it."
Richard Plugge: I'm glad that Primoz is speaking out
Jumbo-Visma chief Richard Plugge is happy that the Slovenian openly said who is the culprit, and thinks it is a good thing.
Roglic is frustrated by the situation he finds himself in and anyone would be furious. "Ten years ago, the older riders were sounding the alarm because the younger ones showed less respect, took irresponsible risks, and pushed their way through everything,” said Plugge.
“The younger ones of yesteryear are the older riders of today.
But you still hear the same discussion, even though we are a generation ahead. So that has to change.
I'm glad that Primoz is speaking out, looking in the mirror and naming the behaviour of riders as well." Things like this only motivate cyclists like Roglic.
We hope for his speedy recovery. Fred Wright's statement and his opinion on the whole situation are expected soon.