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Roglic as overall leader into tough mountain trilogy

Roglic as overall leader into tough mountain trilogy

Primoz Roglic is also the overall leader after the twelfth stage in the Tour de France. The leader of Team Jumbo-Visma finished in Sarran in the slipstream of his teammates in the reduced peloton, at two and a half minutes from stage winner Hirschi.

In the longest stage of this Tour de France, the peloton raced at a high average speed. Team Jumbo-Visma controlled the stage and kept Roglic in the front. In the end, the team did not get involved in the battle for the stage victory.

“It was not an easy stage”, Roglic said. “And it was certainly not a quiet day. We expected that a large breakaway would get away from the start, but some teams had other plans. We raced at a high pace all stage long. Especially at the end, on the climbs. The team has again kept me in the front. This was a good day for us.”

"The team is very strong and we have to keep riding like we have been doing the entire Tour."

Primoz Roglic

Roglic is looking forward with confidence to the upcoming trilogy in the mountains. “Tomorrow’s stage will be much more difficult than today’s. It will be tough, with the sequence of climbs and the mountaintop finish. I expect the necessary attacks and a fight for the GC on the final climb. The team is very strong and we have to keep riding like we have been doing the entire Tour. I am looking forward to it.”

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