Primoz Roglič made no mistake about winning his third Vuelta a España. With a strong performance against the clock he concreted his overall win with the stage win. Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education-Nippo) just missed out on another stage win by 14 seconds.
Legendary is a word too easily used these days, but in years to come, Vuelta'21 stage 17 might be looked back on as 'legendary'. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) started the move of the day, but it was Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) who finished it off at the Lagos de Covadonga. Stage and overall lead for the Slovenian.
Primoz Roglič won an up-hill battle with Enric Mas and Miguel Ángel López for the Jumbo-Visma rider to take the stage win from the Movistar men. Odd Christian Eiking (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) finished 10th and held the red jersey.
Two days into la Vuelta a España and we have more than enough facts and speculation for 'Ten Takeaways' from Spencer Martin. Primoz Roglič looks dominant already, but we have three weeks remaining and a lot of hills to climb...
Primoz Roglič started the 2021 Vuelta a España in the same way as he finished the 2020 Spanish Grand Tour - In the red jersey. It looked like the young Astana-Premier Tech rider, Alex Aranburu would take the win, but the Olympic time trial champion came up with a storming ride for the stage and overall lead.
At the end of a nail-biting race, Primož Roglič took gold in the Olympic individual time trial. After 44.2 kilometres on a hilly course around the Fuji Speedway circuit, he was the fastest after a terrific battle. Tom Dumoulin grabbed the silver medal behind the Slovenian. Rohan Dennis secured the bronze.
Nov 12, 2020: All the stats: Most wins, top team, rankings for riders, teams and countries-TOP STORY. Evenepoel’s girlfriend needed oxygen after crash, cyclocross for Pidcock, Riis out of NTT, Dowsett hour record and Bahrain's Vuelta. Contract news. Team news. Race news. Ban for Groenewegen and no ban for Simmons.
Ed Hood has been on the edge of his seat with the excitement of the final week of the Vuelta a España, but he would have rather been 'Roadside'... maybe next year? No complaints on the action side of the race as it all came down to the last climb. Here is Ed's final Vuelta'20 race rant.
Nov 09, 2020: We catch up with the final of the Vuelta, CERATIZIT Challenge and Euro cross champs with results and video. Roglič talks about Vuelta win-TOP STORY. Ganna Covid positive, NTT confident, contract news. Lefevere talks Jakobsen, Deceuninck tops ranking, Stannard forced to retire and the Rayner dinner goes virtual.