Bronze for Kooij at world championships U23
Olav Kooij has won the bronze medal at the world championship U23. The nineteen-...
Team Jumbo-Visma has come through the eighth stage of the Vuelta a España without any problems. The leading position of Primoz Roglic was never in danger. Tomorrow the peloton heads into the mountains again.
Shortly after the start of the mostly flat stage, a group of three rode away. Their lead remained within four minutes throughout the day, and with 30 kilometres to go the escapees were caught. The peloton then set course for the finish line in La Manga Del Mar Menor. Nothing stood in the way of a bunch sprint. Roglic stayed out of the scramble and finished in the same time as the day’s winner Fabio Jakobsen.
"These stages are often mentally harder than physically."
“These stages are often mentally harder than physically”, Roglic said. “You have to be focused the whole day. Of course your legs have to keep going. Fortunately, we were able to get through well. Now there is one more stage left until the rest day. Tomorrow’s stage is one with a lot of altitude metres. It will be the first time I will contest the final climb. It will also be one of the toughest stages of this Tour of Spain so far. I hope I feel good. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”