The day Primoz Roglic quit ski jumping after a fall that nearly cost him his life


Sometimes change is a good sign. When an athlete is young, they often have dreams, sports aspirations that do not come true and not everyone, seeing that their performance is not as desired, has the ability to change their mind and try their luck in another sport. Lucas Eguibar, snowboardcross world champion and champion of SBX World Cuphe turned to snowboarding after giving up skiing, and his great rival this past week at the Volta, Remco Evenepoel, he parked football, became international with his team, for cycling.

Two examples taken at random where we can add that Roglic is a cousin. ‘The Slovenian champion – three times winner of the return, Olympic time trial champion and recent Volta winner – followed in the footsteps of many kids from his country and tried ski jumping. come to argue FIS tests, evidence of continental cupand National championshipuntil the spring of his country of Planica He suffered a series of falls that almost cost him his life, but which, as he said in his time, also brought him positive things.

As a result, he suffered a broken nose, several ribs and several concussions, which worried him the most. An accident he naturally assumed: “I was young and I had no need for respect or fear. At that moment I thought I could handle everything, later you will know that you should have respect. I don’t have it and it’s a mistake on my part.”

After this serious accident he continued to fly in the sky, until he decided to exchange his skis for a bicycle in the range of Adria Mobile team. It was 2013 and that was the beginning of a more than successful career with a stroke of a pedal

Source: La Verdad


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