Itzulia - Primoz Roglic: Luckily we were spared bad luck this time
Apr 11 2021 04:39 am CET

Itzulia - Primoz Roglic: Luckily we were spared bad luck this time
Itzulia - Primoz Roglic: Luckily we were spared bad luck this time
Photo of Primoz Roglic (c)Jumbo-Visma

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the overall victory at Itzulia Basque Country after finish in the second position of the challenging last stage.

The Slovenian rider managed to stay in the second group during part of the stage, just behind the front men and ahead of some of the favourites like Tadej Pogacar and his teammate Brandon McNulty -who was then still leading the General Classification. Roglic's group managed to catch the escapees and he seized the head of the race along David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), and after crossing the finish line in the second place took the overall lead.

"I am very honoured to have won the overall classification," comment Roglic. "Luckily we were spared bad luck this time. This stage was short, but powerful. It was a tough day, but the end result was worth it. I am very proud that we have done the maximum here with a young team. I knew the course.

"There was nothing left to do but ride hard today. I enjoyed riding in the Basque Country last week. The result only makes it better. I am proud of the talented team we have raced with this week. Jonas' second place in the general classification is a nice reward for his strong performance."

Roglic's teammate Jonas Vingegaard -who also did an outstanding job during the stage and the race- took the jersey of the best young rider and finished in the second overall place. "I have made a very big step this season. I am very happy to have finished second in the overall classification.

"I was disappointed not to win Thursday's stage, but this performance makes up for everything. I would have signed for second place and the win in the youth classification in advance."
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PRIMOž ROGLIC
TEAM JUMBO - VISMA





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