Roglic wins third consecutive stage in Tirreno

Roglic wins third consecutive stage in Tirreno

After winning the fourth and fifth stage, Primoz Roglic has also won the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. In a hilly stage with many steep climbs, the Slovenian crossed the line first after a sprint from a small group. As a result, Roglic increased his lead in the general classification.

Forty kilometres from the finish, Team Jumbo-Visma caused a stir in the peloton. The team pushed hard on one of the many climbs, and the group of favourites was reduced considerably. With one lap to go, the number of riders in the front group was down to twenty.

Four riders broke away, but thanks to the efforts of Tiesj Benoot and Wout van Aert, the gap between the lead group and the peloton was closed before the final climb. This allowed Roglic to start the last kilometre in a comfortable position. The Slovenian sprinted to his third win of the season. It was the twelfth victory for Team Jumbo-Visma in 2023.

"This is a wonderful victory", said Roglic. "I didn't expect to be fighting for the win this week. I'm just enjoying being back on the bike in competition. It was a tough day with a lot of attacks. The team did an excellent job of controlling the race. As a result, I was able to finish it off at the end. You can make many plans beforehand, but ultimately your legs will determine how well you perform. Luckily I had strong legs today."

"I'm enjoying being back on the bike in competition"

Primoz Roglic

Wilco Kelderman was involved in a crash in the closing stages, forcing the Dutchman to give up his classification ambitions. "It was a very unfortunate moment for our team", said Roglic. "We had to change our plans. In the end, everyone had a part in the result, and we are happy with today's outcome. We have taken another stage win and done a good job for the overall victory. The key is to stay focused for one more day. Then we can look back on last week with satisfaction."

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