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Roglic retains red jersey, but loses road captain Martin to a crash

Roglic retains red jersey, but loses road captain Martin to a crash

A heavy crash at sixty-five kilometres from the finish caused a lot of disruption in the nineteenth stage of the Vuelta a España. General classification leader Primoz Roglic was delayed with the whole team, but came back and managed to keep his red jersey.

In the finish town of Toledo, the Slovenian crossed the line together with his main competitors. Roglic was naturally relieved that he had not suffered any serious injuries.

"The boys crashed in front of me. I was unable to dodge the crash and hit a wall. We were forced to chase. The battle is still in full swing. Fortunately, I have kept little in the bank and I look forward to tomorrow's stage."

Because of the crash, Tony Martin was forced to leave the race. In the hospital, he had stitches in a wound on his face. The German road captain of Team Jumbo-Visma seems to be dealing with the situation reasonably well.

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