Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: I am proud that I was able to achieve this
Jun 03 2019 04:37 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: I am proud that I was able to achieve this
Giro d'Italia - Primoz Roglic: I am proud that I was able to achieve this
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma.

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) managed to finish in the third overall position of the Giro d'Italia after the final stage. The rider climbed back to the last podium position after the time trial in Verona.

At the end of the 20th stage of the Corsa Rosa, Roglic fell to the fourth GC position after Mikel Landa won time on him at the last climbing finish. Only seconds separated the two riders and although the Slovenian finished in the 11th position of the day, he was fast enough to gain time over the Spaniard and claimed back the third overall place.

"I am very happy to finish on the podium", Roglic explained. "I came here to win, but after all the physical problems and difficulties I faced in the past few days, I am proud that I was able to achieve this. I gave myself 110 per cent.

"To finish this stage race in this arena here in Verona with so much support from so many Slovenian supporters feels like a victory to me. I also want to thank the team for the support of the past weeks. This would not have been possible without our team."

This is the best position for Roglic in a grand tour and his first time on the podium of one of these races. Last year he finished in the fourth place of the Tour de France.






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