After Roglic, six active cyclists led the Big 3

The Slovenian will wear yellow on Tuesday for the first time in his career. Five other active riders have led Tour, Giro and Vuelta.


Primoz Roglic entered a select group after the ninth stage of the 2020 Tour de France. The Slovenian, who was third in the stage after his compatriot Pogacar and the Swiss Hirschi, will wear on Tuesday (if all goes well after the PCR tests on Monday) the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey for the first time in his career. In this way, he becomes the 24th rider in history to do so and the sixth currently active after Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru, Mark Cavendish and Rohan Dennis.

Roglic also does it consecutively in the last three laps that have been held, as he was the leader in the 2019 Giro, in which he finished third after Carapaz and Nibali, also a red jersey in the last Tour of Spain, which he won, and now he will wear yellow on the Tour. Of the 24 riders who have achieved it, the one who led the big three the most days is, as expected, Eddy Merckx, with 182 (77 in the Giro, 96 in the Tour and 9 in the Vuelta). In that list, two Spaniards appear: Miguel Indurain and Alberto Contador. Of the aforementioned 24 leaders of the three Grand Tours, only seven have achieved the general classification in all of them: Jacques Anquetil, Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merck and Vincenzo Nibali.

Active Big Three Leaders (days) TourVueltaGiroTotal (days) Chris Froome5519276Vincenzo Nibali18191653Primoz Roglic111517Fabio Aru2619Mark Cavendish1247Rohan Dennis1247

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