Roglic excels with second stage victory in Romandie

Roglic excels with second stage victory in Romandie

Primoz Roglic has claimed his second stage win in the Tour de Romandie. In the shortened stage to Torgon, the Slovenian impressively sprinted to the victory, after he had countered all attacks with Steven Kruijswijk in the final kilometres. Kruijswijk finished ninth. Due to his victory, Roglic extended his leading position in the overall standings. Kruijswijk gained two places and is now sixth.

For Roglic it is his fifth victory of the season. It is the eleventh for Team Jumbo-Visma.

The queen stage was shortened due to bad weather conditions. The organization decided to cancel all climbs along the way except the final climb to Torgon. An early breakaway of eight riders coloured the stage. They got a maximum lead of two minutes and were caught on the final climb. Team Jumbo-Visma controlled the stage all day long and ensured that both Roglic and Kruijswijk could start the final climb in an ideal position. In the final kilometres, Kruijswijk attacked and countered all attacks, together with Roglic, after which the Slovenian finished it off in an impressive way.

“It was a tough, wet and cold stage”, Roglic said. “I am happy that I was able to win today after yesterday’s bad sprint. The team did a perfect job again and put Steven and me in an ideal position at the foot of the final climb. Steven then did an excellent job. I can’t thank the team enough for what they did. And my own shape is good too.”

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