This week he had or will have a checkup, where it will be known if he can start full training.I couldn't care less about the tabloid drama, but I keep checking the new posts in this thread in the hope of finding some update on whether Roglic will be any good at the start of the season. I keep getting disappointed though.
Anyone know if he's back on the bike? I read he's going to be at the Jumbo December training camp, so his recovery can't be that problematic. I saw some rather sinister insight about his condition upthread, but I never cease to be amazed at how pro athletes generally recover so much quicker than normal people. And Roglic doesn't seem particularly worried himself.
Or the question gets repeatedly asked during the silly season. The fact that he's recovering from injury makes the topic unavoidable to the press, IMO. It won't go away if he doesn't return to form, either.From what I know about Fred Wright, he isn't losing any sleep over what Roglic said in the past or what he may or may not have said in Slovenian in recent days.
But obviously it's still in Primoz's head.
Really guys? WTF cares? Journalist asked. He got the shortest possible answer outside of "no comment". That's it.
"No comment" would ignite the same fire in a snowflake as the one he did give. The whole thing is a complete non factor. Grow up.Too bad Roglic didn't just say "no comment"!
Or rather; too bad the journalist, when translating to interview, decided that skip the important part, the bit where it was clarified that it was specifically about the safety issue.
"No comment" would ignite the same fire in a snowflake as the one he did give.
Wow, per Cyclingnews he sure seems to be standing by his "It was Fred's fault" comments. Would have thought that after some time he'd come to his senses on that topic. Bizarre. https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pr...ds-calling-out-fred-wright-over-vuelta-crash/
Yes, it only takes a couple of seconds to say you stand by your words. I just think it's super weird that he still sees the incident as someone else's fault. It was 100% his. Not a ton more needs to be made about it, let alone some deep self examination or looking in the mirror. He blew it, totally his fault, and he continues to blame Wright for it. I like the guy as a rider a lot, but he's fooling himself. We all do it, but I hope he doesn't take anyone else out next time.As for the interview. I enjoyed listening to it a couple of days back. If i remember correctly about half hour of interview. And there was a "documentary" about Roglič there in the article. Another half hour of pleasurable content. As for the part of the interview that made it to CN. There was literary a couple of seconds of talk about the mentioned incident. Journalist subtly asking about it and Rogla basically saying he stands by his words. And that was it.
Now we had a lengthy discussion about that already. It came down to. If i do something silly in front of you. It's still your responsibility. As a rider coming from behind. To do everything in your power to prevent the crash. And if i did you wrong then get me relegated after.
Now as for people raging on his IG, forums, other channels ... How about if instead you start with the person in the mirror. Much better spent energy. We have a saying. Za vsakim dobrim konjem se kadi.
You're free to see it that way of course, but it doesn't comport with reality of how racing works. No one was "coming from behind". Wright was in a paceline and Roglič stupidly tried to insert himself into the middle of it, instead of jumping on the back as he should have...or he could have just stayed out of it. He was done and had no claim to the win. As it went, he paid the price, and fortunately the guy riding correctly didn't. This time.@red_flanders
The incident could have been avoided. Regardless of Rogličes actions. There are breaks on the bike too. Hence the 100% remark is BS. Life doesn't work in absolutes. The rider coming from behind had a good overivew on what was bound to happen. And made a choice. As for next time. That was the point exactly. As it happened twice already it was time to speak out. This was hence hopefully the last time a sprinter took out Roglič on a GT race.
Next time just don't and we are good.
It didn’t come down to anything like that. What it came down to, was that vast majority of this forum (and everyone else) agreed Roglič was out of place to blame Wright for that particular incident. The only grey area here is how much can be forgiven given his history of being a gentleman and the fact he did get taken out a couple of occasions through no fault of his own (not this time though).Now we had a lengthy discussion about that already. It came down to. If i do something silly in front of you. It's still your responsibility. As a rider coming from behind. To do everything in your power to prevent the crash. And if i did you wrong then get me relegated after.
So here is likely where we are in Roglic's recovery and prospects for upcoming races: His surgery probably required a graft from his hip or other location but trying to repair the glenoidal cup to prevent future dislocations uses that bone. It's recovery profile is up to one year.Roglic should attempt to do the double - Giro & Tour - or die trying. He can then retire after entering the pantheon of cycling gods.
That's a thing?
He crashed riding his bike and has a great appreciation for athletes' desires to continue. The guy also pioneered much of the surgical techniques that keep old people moving.That's a thing?