Tour de Romandie - Primoz Roglic: This was the perfect preparation for the Giro
May 06 2019 12:12 am CET

Tour de Romandie - Primoz Roglic: This was the perfect preparation for the Giro
Tour de Romandie - Primoz Roglic: This was the perfect preparation for the Giro
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has taken his seventh win of the season in the Tour de Romandie. The rider successfully defended his title and took the victory of the last stage of the Swiss race.

The final time trial of the race was a good scenario for Roglic to confirm his overall victory. The rider was the fastest on the day and completed the 16.8-kilometre course in 19 minutes and 58 seconds, beating the new holder of the hour record, Victor Campenaerts, who spent some time in the hot seat.

"I am very happy with my third stage victory and my overall victory", Roglic said. "This victory is a team achievement. The entire team was fantastic this week. It shows how we have grown as a team. That's really nice to see. I really enjoyed it.

"I had not raced since Tirreno-Adriatico and I trained on altitude in April. These results have come a bit unexpected so I am very satisfied. This was the perfect preparation for the Giro."

Jumbo-Visma also took the fifth position of the closing time trial in Geneva with Tony Martin, while Steven Kruijswijk retained his sixth place in the General Classification.

After taking his second victory in a row in the Tour de Romandie, Roglic prepares to lead Jumbo-Visma in the upcoming Giro d'Italia.







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