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Roglic withstands long and cold fifteenth stage Vuelta a España well

Roglic withstands long and cold fifteenth stage Vuelta a España well

Primoz Roglic has come through the longest stage of the Vuelta a España without any problems. The cold and wet fifteenth stage finished in a bunch sprint. Roglic crossed the finish line among his teammates. He retained the red leader's jersey.

After another fast start to the stage with many breakaway attempts, a leading group of thirteen riders finally got established. In the end, everything came back together in the last five kilometres of the stage. Roglic was well surrounded by his teammates and never faced any difficulties.

“It was a very long day”, Roglic said. “It was a very fast stage again and there was a lot of wind. The bad weather at the end also made this a very tough day. I am glad that it is over and that we can look forward to the final stages. All in all it was a good day for us. It was a good decision to stop the timing at the three kilometre mark. That way we didn’t have to take more risks than necessary.”

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