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Ex-Vuelta champion Roglic to undergo shoulder surgery

Three-time Vuelta a Espana winner Primoz Roglic said he will have an operation on his shoulder to prevent it dislocating in the future.

Roglic, 32, ended his season early last month after a fall during the Vuelta and will have his arm in a sling for two months.

“It’s no secret that I have already dislocated my shoulder several times. I’ve reached the point where I have to fix it,” he told Slovenian radio station Val 202 on Sunday.

“I don’t want to think about what that means right now, but it’s no small thing. They cut off a piece of your bone and move it to where the dislocation is happening,” the Jumbo-Visma rider added.

He dislocated his shoulder most recently in the Tour de France as a result of a fall in the fifth stage. He slotted it back into place himself.

Former ski jumper Roglic won his three Vuelta titles between 2019-2021 and took gold at last year’s Olympic individual time-trial.

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