Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: We are one day closer to Paris
Sep 19 2020 05:41 am CET

Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: We are one day closer to Paris
Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: We are one day closer to Paris
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has finished the 19th stage of the Tour de France in the first position of the General Classification after crossing the finish line with the pack.

The Slovenian national champion maintained his 57-second advantage in the overall classification over Tadej Pogacar ahead of the decisive individual time trial of the 20th stage that will have its finish in La Planche des Belles Filles.

"It was another great day for us", Roglic said. "We are one day closer to Paris. The boys once again did a great job by keeping me in the front and keeping me safe all day. I’ve emphasized it before, but I can’t do that enough. They were fantastic and although I am the one who’s wearing it, this yellow jersey really belongs to all of us."

The winner of the 2017 Giro d'Italia Tom Dumoulin is currently in the ninth position of the General Clasification, and he's looking forward to this stage, as the time trials are one of his strong points.

"I have done a recon of the time trial several times," said the rider. "This time trial is going to be a fair fight from man to man. I just have to push as hard as possible and ride as fast as possible, both on the flat and uphill. Besides, you also have to have the legs for it. We will see what it brings tomorrow. I’m definitely looking forward to it. Now I will focus on my recovery first and then I will focus on tomorrow.

"It has been a long time since I did a time trial, but I’m looking forward to it. I feel good and I am really motivated. I will do my best and I will give one hundred percent. It’s a matter of riding the big gear as long as possible, and then we’ll see where we end up. I think that fitness and fatigue will play a major role. I hope I can also move up in the GC. That would be a nice bonus."




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