Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Tomorrow will be hard climbing for sure
Sep 06 2019 04:45 am CET

Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Tomorrow will be hard climbing for sure
Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Tomorrow will be hard climbing for sure
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma.

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic crossed the finish line of the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España three minutes and two seconds behind the winner of the day, Philippe Gilbert.

The Dutch team took the charge of controlling the peloton throughout the entire stage and protected the rider up until the last climb of the day. When the Slovenian was left riding by himself, Miguel Ángel López tried to take advantage by launching an attack, but Roglic stayed at his wheel and arrived with the reduced pack to the finish line, maintaining the lead of the General Classification of the race.

"It was a big fight for the breakaway before they eventually went," explained Roglic. "Still, it was a beautiful day. The team was very strong and they did a great job to keep me in a good position on the climb so nobody gained time on me.

"I like this area, I’ve already won races in the Basque Country. I don’t know Los Machucos, it will be my first time up there. I know there are very steep ramps, it will be a hard climb for sure. The team will have to work from km 0, to control who’s in the breakaway and then control the stage. The GC guys will attack in the last climb. We’ll be alone and it will be about making it to the top as fast as possible."







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