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Former runner-up Roglič out of Tour


Jasper Philipsen of Belgium braved a heat wave to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint on Sunday as Jonas Vingegaard kept the leader’s yellow jersey. Primož Roglič, the 2020 runner-up and a key teammate for Vingegaard, abandoned the race before the start of the stage that ended Carcassone because of injuries he previously sustained in this year’s edition. Philipsen beat points leader Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen on the line to win a Tour stage for the first time. Faced with temps peaking at 104, organizers deployed measures to deal with the heat. They relaxed the rules on refreshmen­ts and the maximum time to complete the stage, which at 126 miles was the joint second-longest of this Tour. Vingegaard’s lead remains at 2 minutes, 22 seconds over 2020 and ’21 Tour winner Tadej Pogačar of Slovenia. Roglič didn’t start the stage following injuries he sustained on stage five when he crashed into a hay bale which had been knocked into the road by a motorbike. Roglič reset his own dislocated shoulder on the side of the road and had been racing in pain ever since.

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