Recently we ran a piece about riders who had transitioned from track to road – or in the case of Theo Bos, back to track, again. But what about riders who have come in to bike racing from an entirely different sport? Currently we have three shining examples of this radical change of direction.
The Time Trial is King: How Primoz Roglic Won the Vuelta a España - Roglič’s dominant win at the 2021 Vuelta shows us the time trial is still king when it comes to winning grand tours. Spencer Martin gives us the 'Breakdown' and the 'Takeaways' from the 2021 Vuelta a España win by Primoz Roglič.
With the fantastic 2021 WorldTour cycling season behind us, one major question I’m left with, and one that has been asked by many readers - who is the better Grand Tour rider this year between the two Slovenian superstars Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič?
With last Sunday's Ronde van Drenthe, the curtain dropped on the European road season. As with every season there is a pile of statistics and thanks to WielerFlits and ProCyclingStats we can have a look at some of the more interesting numbers.
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.