Roglic wins opening time trial at Itzulia Basque Country


Primoz Roglic took the opening stage of 2021 Tour of the Basque Country with a dominant win in a 14km time trial.

The Jumbo-Visma leader held the lead for almost the entire day with a very solid time as he continued his exceptional form. His two main rivals, Adam Yates and Tadej Pogacar both lost 28 seconds.

“It’s not just [me and Pogacar] in this race. It’s also the rest of the guys,” said Roglic. “It’s just stage 1 and a good day for us, but we need to keep the focus and look forward to the next days.”

“It’s always a special time trial here in the Basque Country. I liked it. Climbing with the TT bike, some corners and descents and then at the end another steep climb, so a fun thing to do. I went as fast as I could. It went good, and we’ll what that means at the end, but yeah, I’m happy with the performance.”


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