Roglic: "Pogacar is now the strongest, but there is still Tour"

The Slovenian snatched the leader's jersey from Adam Yates after finishing second at the Laruns finish line. He sees his compatriot Pogacar as a danger.


By unseating Adam Yates, Primoz Roglic became Laruns the 19th rider in the history of his sport with stage victories and leader's jersey in the big three. A club to which only Aru, Cavendish, Dennis, Froome and Nibali belong to the active riders: “After last year I saw at the Giro that I was in a position to aspire to the title, and after winning the Vuelta, the next step in my growth it was to wear yellow. The team worked very hard this week to reach the goal. Anyone dreams of wearing this garment at least once in their career. ”

At 30, the Slovenian considers his young compatriot Tadej Pogacar (21) as “the strongest man in the race”: “Right now he is going faster than anyone when the road gets steep. However, there are two weeks to go to get to Paris, you never know what may happen, especially after being unemployed for so long due to the pandemic ”. In addition, he affirmed that the Jumbo's strategy may change now: “With La Planche's lead and time on the horizon, we will probably have to control rather than compete aggressively” .

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