Primoz Roglic flies in Vuelta a España ITT and takes GC lead
Sep 03 2019 11:37 pm CET

Primoz Roglic flies in Vuelta a España ITT and takes GC lead
Primoz Roglic flies in Vuelta a España ITT and takes GC lead
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma.

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the victory of the tenth stage of the Vuelta a España and climbed to the top of the General Classification of the race. Nairo Quintana lost the Red Jersey and more than three minutes to the Slovenian.

Just after the rest day, the Spanish grand tour continued with a 36.2-kilometre individual time trial between Jurançon and Pau. Team Ineos' Vasil Kiryienka, CCC Team's Will Barta, Groupama-FDJ's Benjamin Thomas and Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Remi Cavagna were the first riders to set a competitive time in the fight against the clock.

Shortly after, Patrick Bevin (CCC Team) stopped the clock at 47 minutes and 30 seconds and set the best time ahead of the start of the General Classification contenders of the race. The top five of the overall classification soon went down the ramp, starting with Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), who seemed to be the fastest rider in the first intermediate point until Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) set the best time in the same place, but the youngster lost time on the second part of the route.

Meanwhile, Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) seemed to lose minutes to Roglic in the first part of the course. The Slovenian rider of Jumbo-Visma overtook López in the last kilometre and stopped the clock at 47 minutes and five seconds, as such taking the win of the stage.

Quintana completed the course three minutes and six seconds slower than Roglic and dropped to the fourth position of the General Classification. Alejandro Valverde climbed to the second GC place and López remains in the third position, at one minute and 52 seconds and two minutes and eleven seconds from the Slovenian, respectively.







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