Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: I can't be dissatisfied with the result
Nov 02 2020 05:54 am CET

Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: I can't be dissatisfied with the result
Vuelta a España - Primoz Roglic: I can't be dissatisfied with the result
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has lost the Red Jersey at the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España, but he remains at seconds from the new leader Richard Carapaz.

Although the Dutch team controlled the speed of the pack throughout most of the route, when attacks happened on the last stretch of the iconic Alto de l'Angliru, Roglic couldn't keep the pace of the others and stayed behind with Sepp Kuss. In the end, Carapaz crossed the finish line ten seconds ahead of the Slovenian national champion, and he lost the lead of the General Classification, but took back the lead of the points or sprinters classification.

"It was too hard a climb for a sprinter," Roglic joked. "I didn’t have my best day, but in the end I can't be dissatisfied with the result. I am still in a good position overall and I am very happy with that. Of course I would have liked to gain time rather than losing it, but it is what it is. The team was again very strong and very impressive. They are all riding at a very high level.

"I feel sorry for Sepp, because he certainly could have won the stage. But I also want to thank him for the support in the last kilometres. Without him I would have lost more time. Now we will first enjoy the rest day and then we will focus on the time trial. We will continue to give everything to win the Vuelta. Everything is still possible in the third week."




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