EFE · Road Competition · 04/07/2021
Primoz Roglic, Slovenian cyclist of the Jumbo-Visma team and leader of the Itzulia-Vuelta al Pas Vasco 2021 after the dispute of the third stage, finished happy with the development of the day and with his state of form, and also admitted that his compatriot Tadej Pogacar “deserved the victory.”
“I’m satisfied with the way the stage has developed. It’s a shame I didn’t win, but I’m happy with my form. The final climb was very hard and intense. Five hundred meters from the finish there was a stop and other runners joined in. Then Tadej was a little better on the sprint and he deserved this victory, “he said.
Roglic choose to remain prudent in the remaining stages, bearing in mind that his objective is none other than to win the champion’s txapela, regardless of the final difference.
“I’m happy to be fine and keep the lead. I have to watch out for any attacks in the next few days. We have to watch it day by day. The big goal is to win this race. In the end, I don’t care if I win by a second or not. five minutes apart, “I advanced.
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