Primoz Roglic has finished sixth in the opening time trial of the Giro d’Italia as Remco Evenepoel beat him by 43 seconds.
“The legs felt good; I’m happy with that”, a relatively satisfied Roglic said.
“I rode as fast as I could, and after today, I am optimistic. There are still 20 stages to go.”
“Of course, you want to finish ahead of your rivals”, said Roglic, referring to his gap to Evenepoel. “But this is a solid result. I’m not three minutes down. Evenepoel was faster today. Ultimately, it’s all about who’s on top after 21 days, and I don’t think I could have gone faster.”