Another exhibition of Roglic and the Jumbo against Bernal and Ineos

Primoz Roglic achieved the stage and the general of the Tour de L'Ain after winning at the top of the Grand Colombier. Hard hit on the table ahead of the Tour de France.

Since 2012, with the exception of 2014 with the triumph of Vincenzo Nibali, Sky / Ineos was the reference team in the Tour de France, the one that imposed the pace on the toughest ascents and the one that had the race controlled throughout moment. Until now it had no rival in that regard, but it seems that in 2020 it will have it, and also one that threatens to be even stronger: the Jumbo. Primoz Roglic achieved his second victory in the Tour de L'Ain and conquers the general ahead of Egan Bernal, second in both classifications, in a stage with the aroma of Touring with a finish at the Grand Colombier, an out-of-category port of 17.8 km at 7% on average.

The last day, made up of 144 mountainous kilometers with three ports, would serve to have one of the last great references before the Tour (it starts on August 29 in Nice and the 15th stage will be similar to that of this Sunday), since in the Saturday's matchday, the Jumbo was also stronger with a dream trident: Steven Kruijswijk, Tom Dumoulin and Primoz Roglic, with a fourth squire of great solvency such as George Bennett. The one from Ineos was not far behind either, with Andrey Amador, Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Jonathan Castroviejo to help an Egan Bernal who did not show good feelings during the day, but who also played the stage against Roglic. In the last meters, the Slovenian is practically unbeatable in duels like this between this type of runner.

Julien Bernard (Trek) and Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck) were the last two neutralized from the break, 15 km from the finish line. In the final ascent, the Jumbo imposed its rhythm, avoiding any type of attack, and with 7 km left, when Castroviejo moved away, Bernal was left alone. It was a group of nine riders, with Nairo, Martin and Porte (the Australian was one of the few who tried it on the final climb), and four were from the Jumbo. They had everything under control, and when Bernal jumped after the one kilometer arc to goal, Roglic followed and clearly surpassed the Colombian. A hard blow on the table. Nairo, who is still feeling good, closes the podium. The Dauphiné, next week, the last trial by fire before the Grande Boucle.

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