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Roglic rewards strong teamwork with second place in Vuelta-stage

Roglic rewards strong teamwork with second place in Vuelta-stage

The red jersey of Primoz Roglic was never in danger in the eighteenth stage of the Vuelta a España. In Becerril de la Sierra Roglic claimed second place. With that result, he took two extra seconds on the new number two in the GC, Alejandro Valverde.

With Neilson Powless in the breakaway, Team Jumbo-Visma was able to take control more easily. Miguel Angel López put in some attacks with sixty kilometres to race, which was what started the action in the stage. Team Jumbo-Visma parried almost every attack. Only Sergio Higuita managed to stay in the front. The Columbian rider took the win with a brilliant solo.

Sports director Addy Engels was happy with the performance of his team. “Everything went right today. Neilson was in the dangerous break. The other guys did also a tremendous job. We always had control of the race. On the last climb, Primoz showed us that he still has all of his good shape. Teamwork of the highest level.”

Roglic was also satisfied with his team. “It was a hard stage again, with a difficult final. The team was really good. Moreover, I felt good as well. We have to be focussed until Madrid, because the real finish line is there. Probably, I am my own biggest competitor. Again, It was all about the team today."

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