Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic fixed a third progressive Vuelta an Espana title subsequent to wrapping up the last time-preliminary stage on Sunday.
He turns into the third rider to have won the Spanish Tour multiple times after Tony Rominger of Switzerland (1992, 1993, 1994) and Spain’s Roberto Heras (2003, 2004, 2005).
The Jumbo-Visma rider completed 14 seconds in front of his nearest rival, Magnus Cort Nielsen, in the 33km time-preliminary at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, the 21st and last stage.
That gifted Roglic the greatest generally winning edge, of 4min 42sec, since 1997.
Spain’s Movistar rider Enric Mas, whom Roglic lapped on the time preliminary – a discipline where he is Olympic boss, completed second, with Australian Jack Haig of Bahrain Victorious balancing the platform.
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