Bronze for Kooij at world championships U23
Olav Kooij has won the bronze medal at the world championship U23. The nineteen-...
Primoz Roglic has regained the red jersey in the Vuelta a España. The leader of Team Jumbo-Visma crossed the line in second place on the Alto de la Montaña de Cullera.
The wind played a major role in the short stage through the Valencia region. Team Jumbo-Visma kept Roglic in the front in the nervous peloton. On the final climb Roglic finished just behind stage winner Magnus Cort, the only rider left from an early breakaway. The Slovenian did a good job regarding his GC as he slightly extended his lead over his closest rivals.
“I wasn’t really concerned with the stage win today”, Roglic said. “Magnus was very strong and he deserved the win. For myself and the team it was mainly a matter of getting to the finish line safely. I felt good so I pulled another sprint. I am happy with the time gained.”
Tomorrow the Vuelta continues with the first real mountain stage. Roglic looked ahead with confidence. “I expect another big fight. It’s a difficult stage and difficult to control, but I have confidence in myself and the team. We will have to stay sharp and focused.”