Vuelta Stage 10 – Win for Roglic

Roglic regains overall lead in Vuelta a España with an impressive third stage victory that sees him equal on time with Carapaz – Dan Martin 3rd overall, Carthy 4th

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Vuelta Stage 10 – Win for Roglic

Primoz Roglic has won the tenth stage of the Vuelta a España in an impressive way. The leader of Team Jumbo-Visma won on the uphill finish in Suances after a strong sprint. Due to the bonus seconds and a split in the peloton, the Slovenian regained the lead in the overall classification.

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For Roglic it is his third stage victory in this Vuelta. He has already won the first and eighth stage. It marked his tenth victory of the season. With his stage victory, he also strengthened his leading position in the Points classification. After a leading group was caught in the final, it was a long sprint towards the 1.5 kilometre long final climb. Roglic was brought into position by Paul Martens and showed his great form by taking the victory with a powerful attack.

Primoz Roglic: “It’s always nice to win”, Roglic said. “I never get used to winning. The legs felt really good today and I am very happy with this victory. The team has put me in a good position and this victory is also for them. I am now a year older and a year stronger. It’s like a good wine. The older the better. The fact that I have the red jersey again doesn’t change much for us as a team. We must try to keep the momentum and most of all we need to stay focused and stick to our own plan. I look forward to the next two mountain stages. It will be a nice spectacle to watch.”

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Dan Martin: “It was Crazy” The rider in third overall, Dan Martin, says it “was crazy” today and coming from a guy who has experienced it all, the word crazy carries even more weight. When the breakaway first went, we thought the day was finished as nobody wanted to chase. With the gap getting so big, the teams had to ride really hard behind, and it made for a much harder stage than we expected. It was crazy, the last 30 km.”

“Every team wanted to be in the front, so it was tough to stay together, and many risks were being taken, especially on the big roads. Everybody played their part today. I just followed Rory all day, and he kept the team in the front. I made some mistakes – I lost Reto and Alexis a couple of times – but then Miku and Omer were there to help, and in the end, I found the two big guys, and we were in a pretty good position for the finish. I took a bit too much wind in the last kilometre and lacked the kick in the final to match Roglic, but I’m happy to be in the front again.”

“I didn’t have great legs today after yesterday, so I think for tomorrow it was good to finish hard. It’s a huge weekend ahead and tomorrow is one of the most challenging stages of any race on the 2020 calendar. It will be a big test, but I’m looking forward to it and always love racing in the mountains.”

1 Primoz Roglic Team Jumbo – Visma 04:14:11
2 Felix Großschartner Bora – Hansgrohe @ 00
3 Andrea Bagioli Deceuninck-Quick Step @ 00
4 Alex Aranburu Astana Pro Team @ 00
5 Robert Stannard Mitchelton-Scott @ 00
6 Julien Simon Total Direct Energie @ 00
7 Daniel Martin Israel Start-Up Nation @ 00
8 Guillaume Martin Mountain jersey Cofidis @ 00
9 Jasper Philipsen UAE Team Emirates @ 03
10 Magnus Cort EF Pro Cycling @ 03

14 Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers @ 03
16 Enric Mas Movistar Team @ 03
23 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team @ 03
29 Hugh Carthy EF Pro Cycling @ 10
54 Scott Davies Bahrain-McLaren @ 32
67 Fred Wright Bahrain-McLaren @ 01:12
75 Mark Donovan Team Sunweb @ 01:29
127 Chris Froome INEOS Grenadiers @ 03:44
146 Harry Tanfield AG2R La Mondiale @ 05:45
154 Stephen Williams Bahrain-McLaren @ 11:07

1 Primoz Roglic Team Jumbo – Visma 40:25:15
2 Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers same time
3 Daniel Martin Israel Start-Up Nation @ 25
4 Hugh Carthy EF Pro Cycling @ 51
5 Enric Mas Movistar Team @ 01:54
6 Felix Großschartner Bora – Hansgrohe @ 03:19
7 Esteban Chaves Mitchelton-Scott @ 03:28
8 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team @ 03:35
9 Wout Poels Bahrain-McLaren @ 03:47
10 Marc Soler Movistar Team @ 03:52

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