Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: There are still a lot of tough days to come
May 24 2019 05:27 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: There are still a lot of tough days to come
Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: There are still a lot of tough days to come
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma.

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has managed to remain in the second position of the general classification after the first climbing day of the Giro d'Italia.

The Slovenian stayed with the group of the favourites until the end and the only riders that could gain some advantage over him were Miguel Angel Lopez and Mikel Landa. On the first climb of the first category of the Corsa Rosa, the rider was soon left by himself because his teammates couldn't hold the pace, but he remained serene and arrived to the finish line with the rest.

"Today was a good day for me and the team", Roglic said. "After a few relatively quiet days I had to get used to this type of racing again. The Giro is still long; there are still a lot of tough days to come. The team did a great job today and we are looking forward to the next days."

Jumbo-Visma's sports director Addy Engels also explained the way the stage developed. "Today was okay for us," he commented. "Primoz finished the stage without problems. He could easily maintain himself among the others on the climb and finished the stage in an elite group.

"Beforehand you know that Lopez and Landa are going to attack. Primoz did well not to worry about that. In the end, the difference was only half a minute. The team took the initiative towards the climb, and Antwan, Koen and Sepp were also not far behind after the ascent. These are good signals towards the next stages."




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