Maximilian Schachmann angry with Jumbo-Visma: ‘Team drives like crazy and is a danger to others’ | Tour de France

German Maximilian Schachmann has criticized the driving style of Jumbo-Visma and leader Primoz Roglic in the Tour de France.

According to the 28-year-old rider of Bora-hansgrohe, also the team of classification rider Aleksandr Vlasov, the Dutch team takes too much risk and that creates dangerous situations. ,,Jumbo-Visma should act normal for once”, is the German’s verdict.

,,The whole team is driving like crazy and looking for the last centimeter of the road,” said Schachmann. “And they can’t do it yet. Roglic caused another fall on Thursday. It is a danger to all riders and totally unnecessary. I think this is not appropriate.”

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Podium candidate Vlasov fell at 13 kilometers from the finish yesterday, where Roglic had to swerve and drove a few meters through the berm. “If there’s no place, there’s just no place,” said Schachmann. ,,You have to accept that and not look for the smallest gap to get to the front. Roglic was lucky this time not to fall himself.”

The Slovenian fell on Wednesday in the cobblestone stage to Arenberg himself. His shoulder dislocated and he lost more than 2 minutes to top favorite Tadej Pogacar. The damage at Vlasov was not too bad on Thursday. He eventually lost 5 seconds and is sixth in the standings, 52 seconds behind Pogacar.

Yesterday, Ineos driver Dylan van Baarle was also critical of Jumbo-Visma. The Dutchman did not understand the escape attempt by Wout van Aert in particular. Spicy enough, Van Baarle will make the step to the yellow brigade after this year. ,,I didn’t quite understand what Van Aert was doing. I could understand that he wanted to be in the break, so they wouldn’t have to lead the way. But going with three men might have been a little overconfident. If you are leading with three men and 120 kilometers to go, that is of course suicide. But he lasted a long time.”