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Roglic retains Vuelta overall lead after second place at La Laguna Negra

Roglic retains Vuelta overall lead after second place at La Laguna Negra

Primoz Roglic has done well in the third stage of the Vuelta a España. At the top of La Laguna Negra, the Slovenian leader of Team Jumbo-Visma sprinted to another second place, behind stage winner Daniel Martin. In the overall standings Roglic saw Martin getting a little closer, but he increased his lead over his other rivals.

Just like yesterday, the stage from Ladosa was controlled by Team Jumbo-Visma. The squad was waiting until the final climb for the battle for the stage victory. Roglic was well-positioned by his team and still had support from Sepp Kuss in the last kilometres. Kuss attacked twice, but didn’t manage to stay away.

“It was a great day for us”, the Slovenian said. “The team once again did a fantastic job keeping me out of trouble during the stage. Besides the rain, there was also a lot of wind. That made for a rather difficult day. It was a tough, fast final climb with a lot of attacks at the end. I came very close to Martin, but he was a bit stronger today.”

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