Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Fortunately there are no mountains in tomorrow’s stage!
Sep 15 2019 05:45 am CET

Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Fortunately there are no mountains in tomorrow’s stage!
Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: Fortunately there are no mountains in tomorrow’s stage!
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) arrived to the top of the last mountain finish of the 2019 Vuelta a España one minute and 41 seconds behind the stage winner Tadej Pogacar, confirming his virtual victory of the race.

After 20 racing days in the Spanish race, Roglic has been able to climb to the top of the General Classification and maintain that lead despite the many problems he encountered along the way. During the last mountain stage, other teams tried to get rid of him but he was able to stay with the favourites until the end, remaining on top of the overall classification with one stage to go.

"It was a tough day in the mountains," Roglic commented. "Today, like the last few days, we have shown that we are a strong team. From the start, we were well-positioned and sharp. Everyone did an excellent job. In the end, I felt good enough to stay with the best. There is one more day to go, but fortunately, there are no mountains in tomorrow’s stage!"

"After the Giro, it was not difficult to motivate myself for this race. I want to compete for the win in every race I start. I have prepared as well as possible for this Vuelta. It has been three tough weeks and I am glad it’s coming to an end. There was not one key moment this Vuelta, but there were several. Something happened in every stage, even in the relatively flat stages. Tomorrow I have to cross the line in Madrid and then it'll be time to enjoy it."







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