09/04/2021 at 7:46 PM CEST
Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) still does not feel like the winner of the 76th edition of the Vuelta to go from the succulent income he has compared to the second classified, the Spanish Enric Mas, at 2.38 minutes. The memory of the 2020 Tour, when he lost to Pogacar the yellow jersey in the last time, came to mind in Mos.
“I still do not see myself as a winner. I have experience in what can happen in a final time trial, and I know that sometimes things can change, so I will try to do my best in Santiago and then I will feel like a winner in fact” said the Slovenian at the finish line.
Roglic he finished in second position, which earned him a bonus of 6 seconds, a result that he considered positive as the stage developed at the end, with a duel between the favorites of the general classification.
“I am very happy with second place at this stage and with the way it has come about. You couldn’t ask for more. I was mainly controlling Adam Yates and Enric Mas, but in the end there were many more corridors. You have to be super strong to attack and get out. I kept everything more or less under control. “
He also referred Roglic to the development of a stage that began relatively quietly and ended with the explosion on the last climb, where the men on the podium moved to alter some positions.
“The first half of the stage was nice. We set the tempo, that’s what I expected the teammates to do on the last mountain stage. Ineos ran hard and the race broke out. I’m looking forward to the time trial on Sunday. We’ve been waiting for this, so finally here we are. ”