Roglic secures overall victory with final stage win in Burgos


Primoz Roglic has won the Vuelta a Burgos after he held off direct rivals Adam Yates and Aleksandr Vlasov in a sprint in the final stage.

The fifth and final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos took the peloton from Golmayo to Lagunas de Neila. A breakaway group of four was able to get away from the peloton, but Jumbo-Visma always kept the lead group within reach. Only on the final climb to Lagunas de Neila, the race broke up. The seven-kilometre climb, with an average gradient of 8.5, is the traditional final of the Vuelta a Burgos.

The leaders took the initiative at the foot of the final climb. Roglic and Vlasov responded immediately to an attack from Yates. The top three in the general classification left the rest of the peloton behind. They rode together to the line, where Roglic made a final acceleration. The Slovenian sprinted to take another stage win and the overall title.

“Although it was another hot day, I felt good”, Roglic said. “We were always in control of the stage. Ultimately, it was up to me to put in another ultimate effort. I’m happy to have finished it off like this.”


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