Primoz Roglic won a third straight stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, consolidating his chance of overall victory a day before the Italian stage race ends.
A little over six months after a crash in a sprint in the Vuelta ended his 2022 season, the 33-year-old dominated his rivals in a sprint on the cobbled streets of the village of Osimo. Tao Geoghegan Hart was in second place ahead of Joao Almeida.
“It was a bit tricky with a lot of guys all around attacking. I managed to take it at the end so I’m super happy about it,” Roglic said.
Roglic has no margin for error leading Almeida by 18sec and Geoghegan Hart by 23sec going into Sunday’s finale on a palm strewn promenade on the Adriatic coast. The final stage of 154 kilometres is largely flat.