The Slovenia Times

Roglič wins his second Tour of the Basque Country, Pogačar 3rd


Bilbao - Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) put up an excellent effort in the last stage of the Tour of the Basque Country on Saturday to win the six-stage race for the second time in his career. His younger compatriot Tadej Pogačar was third overall.

The 112-km stage from Ondarroa to Arrate featured seven separate climbs and saw Roglič start it 23 seconds behind the race-leading Brandon McNulty of the US (UAE Team Emirates).

The 31-year-old Slovenian managed to overtake the struggling American to claim his second win at the race around the Basque Country in Spain, after winning it in 2018.

It was the descent after the fourth climb where Roglič broke off from the group headed by Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) to take the second place in the last stage and secure his 13th win in the multi-stage road cycling races.

Roglič's team mate Jonas Vingegaard was second overall and the third overall place went to the 22-year-old Slovenian, who finished 5th in today's stage.


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