The Slovenia Times

Roglič wins Vuelta a Burgos


Slovenian rider Primož Roglič (Jumbo Visma) overpowered British cyclist Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) to win stage 5 and take the overall victory at the Vuelta a Burgos, his last race before the final Grand Tour of the season, La Vuelta.

The Slovenian outsprinted the Brit during the final steep ascent up Lagunas de Neila to win the 160-km queen stage.

Yates was third in the general classification, while Russian rider Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished second, 39 seconds behind Roglič.

"I felt good, yeah, it was a hot day again and our guys had everything under control during the whole day and at the end, it was just full gas up [the final climb]," the Slovenian said.

This is Roglič's 76th win after he claimed three stage wins in the race. The feat bodes well for his upcoming appearance in the Vuelta a Espana, which will start next Saturday.

Roglič won the Spanish Grand Tour in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and he now aims to take a record-equalling fourth title and win his second Grand Tour of the year after winning the Giro d'Italia.


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