Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: Despite the disappointment, I am also very proud of this second place
Sep 21 2020 07:25 am CET

Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: Despite the disappointment, I am also very proud of this second place
Tour de France - Primoz Roglic: Despite the disappointment, I am also very proud of this second place
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has finished on the second position of the final podium in the Tour de France, one day after he lost the Yellow Jersey on the individual time trial of the race.

One day after the difficult moments the Slovenian national champion lived when he lost the lead of the General Classification to Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) on the closing time trial of the competition, he stepped to the second position of the final podium in Paris.

"I am obviously very disappointed", Roglic said. "I gave 110 percent, but I had nothing left yesterday. I feel sorry for my teammates for not finishing it off, but I didn’t do it on purpose. I just couldn’t go any faster. Despite the disappointment, I am also very proud of this second place. I’d rather finish second or third than finishing just off the podium. I am also proud of the team. We fought every day for three weeks on end, and we gave everything. We continued to fight for our goal together.

"The way we raced was beautiful. I am very proud of that. I don’t know if we made mistakes as a team. Whether we should have raced even more aggressively. We have to analyse that. I will definitely come back to the Tour. You always want to win and be the best. We can learn from this and there are certainly areas for improvement, also with me. The motivation is there and hopefully we will come out even stronger."




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