Roglic rides into Vuelta lead with crushing time trial win


Primoz Roglic earned a dominant victory in the individual time trial Tuesday to take the overall lead of the Vuelta a Espana.

The Jumbo-Visma rider won the 36-kilometer 10th stage in the French city Pau with a time that was 25 seconds faster than second-place Patrick Bevin (CCC). Frenchman Remi Cavagna of team Deceuninck-Quick-Step was third, 27 seconds off the lead.

”I’m happy with the performance, for sure,” said Roglic. ”The goal was to try to go as fast as possible all the time and, yeah, it was enough in the end.”

Roglic, only the second Slovenian to take the Vuelta lead, opened a gap of nearly two minutes over second-place Alejandro Valverde.

”It was everything as expected,” Valverde said. ”Roglic was the favorite for this time trial and he showed why. I had a decent time trial. There is a long way to go and we are still in it.”

Third-place Miguel Angel Lopez fell more than 2 minutes behind Roglic.

”We will have a lot of opportunities,” the Colombian rider said. ”Hopefully we will still be in the fight in the end.”

Valverde’s teammate Nairo Quintana, who was wearing the leader’s red jersey entering Tuesday’s stage, dropped to fourth place, three minutes off the lead.

”Three minutes is a lot,” the Colombian said. ”In this situation we have lost races and we have won races. We have nothing to lose. We are at least going to try.”

On Wednesday, riders return to Spain in a mid-mountain 11th stage of 180 kilometers from Saint-Palais to Urdax.

Vuelta a Espana 2019 – stage 10 results (Jurançon – Pau ITT):

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2Patrick Bevin (CCC)


3Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


4Lawson Craddock (EF Education First)


5Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)


6Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale)


7Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal)


8Marc Soler (Movistar)


9Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida)


10Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


11Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)


12Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ)


13Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


14Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


15James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


16Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ)


17Will Barta (CCC)


18Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ)


19Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


20Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida)



Vuelta a Espana 2019 – general classification after stage 10:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


3Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


4Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


5Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)


6Carl Fredrik Hagen (Lotto Soudal)


7Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


8Nicolas Edet (Cofidis)


9Dylan Teuns (Bahrian-Merida)


10Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


11Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida)


12Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott)


13George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)


14Sergio Higuita (EF Education First)


15Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)


16Ion Izagirre (Astana)


17Marc Soler (Movistar)


18Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi-Murias)


19Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


20James Knox (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)



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