Primoz Roglic celebrates in Milano-Torino: This victory can be defined as a real team effort
Oct 07 2021 06:25 am CET

Primoz Roglic celebrates in Milano-Torino: This victory can be defined as a real team effort
Primoz Roglic celebrates in Milano-Torino: This victory can be defined as a real team effort
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Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the victory of Milano-Torino.

The time trial Olympic champion has won his second Italian race in days, after also crossing in first position the finish line in the Giro dell'Emilia. The race was 190 kilometres long and took the riders between Magenta and Turin over a route that featured three heavy climbs, including a mountain finish.

The race had echelons and the front teams pulled in order to make a selection. This rhythm made the group smaller ahead of the last climb of the day.

Mauri Vansevenant was the first one to attempt to escape but was later on caught by a strong Adam Yates. Roglic closed the gap and after a few new attacks of the Briton, the Slovenian rode away and crossed the finish line by himself, claiming the 44th victory of the team of the season.

"It was a tough race again", Roglic mentioned. "Fortunately, my legs were good. I'm happy I was able to add a win to my season total. The conditions were good. However, the wind made it quite tough. The battle in the course started early. Today's field of competitors was very solid. That resulted in a tough final. I was initially happy to follow. Fortunately, I had some power left to place a decisive acceleration that ultimately helped me to victory. I have to compliment the whole team. We fought together and started early to control the race. We were alert during the echelons. This victory can be defined as a real team effort"

Roglic will start on Saturday at Il Lombardia.
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