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Roglic in yellow leader’s jersey to first rest day Tour de France

Roglic in yellow leader’s jersey to first rest day Tour de France

Primoz Roglic has sprinted to second place in the second Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France. In addition, he took over the yellow jersey from Adam Yates. The Slovenian has a 21 second lead over runner-up Egan Bernal.

For a long time it looked like the Swiss Marc Hirschi would successfully complete his solo. He was taken back just a few kilometres from the finish line. As a result, a select group fought for the victory. Roglic’s compatriot Tadej Pogacar took the win. Roglic won in Laruns in 2018, now he had to settle for second place.

On the last steep climb of the day, the Col de Marie-Blanque, Roglic was still perfectly surrounded by his teammates. Despite a few attacks, Roglic never was in trouble. The reward that followed was conquering the ‘maillot jaune’.

"Hopefully I still have the jersey around my shoulders in Paris."

Primoz Roglic

The new leader was over the moon with his yellow jersey. “It was a fast and difficult stage. Everyone was extremely motivated to go for the yellow jersey. The guys did a great job all day long. It is a beautiful jersey to have. I feel very happy. Everyone dreams of having it in their hands. It also means appreciation to the whole team. We must continue to do our best. Hopefully I still have the jersey around my shoulders in Paris. After this tough stage we have deserved a rest day.”

Tom Dumoulin is also happy with the conquest of the yellow jersey. “We worked hard to get the jersey. Today was a good time to do it. It was a big fight, but we showed how strong we are. I was already feeling better than yesterday. Moreover, I am happy to have had a part in the conquest of Primoz’s yellow. I am confident that we can hold this position.”

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