Primoz Roglic is insatiable

The Slovenian, in the yellow jersey, took the victory at La Colmaine with overwhelming authority. With two attacks he defeated his rivals and stole the glory from the escaped Mader.


Primoz Roglic achieved his third victory, second in a row, in a Paris-Nice that dominates with overwhelming authority despite being his first appointment of the year. The Slovenian is unrivaled in the French race, in which he did not miss the arrival at the top of La Colmaine, where his team, the Jumbo, took their leader to the last kilometers, aware of the great form with which he started the season. And the best cyclist of 2020 did not disappoint. With overwhelming power, he left all his rivals in the last kilometer and overtook Gino Mader in the last meters, who was left with honey on his lips after all day on the run. Because Roglic is insatiable and already has 50 victories in his career.

The day's break was made up of 13 high-quality runners, including the Spanish De la Cruz (UAE), along with Amador and De Plus (Ineos), Madre y Teuns (Bahrain), Elissonde and Bernard (Trek), Lutsenko (Astana ), Powless (EF), Perez (Cofidis), Cattaneo and Bennett (Deceuninck) and De Gendt (Lotto Soudal). The members of the Trek were in charge of trying to select the escape, but they found a very strong Gino Mader, the Swiss climber who shone in the last Vuelta, who proved to be the strongest.

But from behind the race was already launched. Cofidis tried it with Geschke, also Astana for Vlasov and Izagirre. But neither was capable of dismounting a very powerful Jumbo, which he controlled with Bennett and Kruijswijk. Both were in charge of controlling the race until Roglic decided to launch the attack that led him to victory, unfortunately for a Mader who saw victory very close. From behind, neither Schachmann, who was initially able to hold onto his wheel, nor Vlasov, nor an Ion Izagirre who dropped to fourth place, could overshadow him. Roglic is on another level and is showing it from day one.

"I already think about this Sunday"

Because of that clear domain, no one dares to even think that the Slovenian could lose the race this Sunday in the last stage, which by the way will not end in Nice due to sanitary restrictions. The day will continue to be short, 93 km, but with a finish in Levens and only two second-category ascents. The predictable thing is that it will be a walk for Roglic, who does not trust: "It was a good victory and I achieved it thanks to the great work of my team, but I am already thinking about this Sunday," he declared. A day in which Ion Izagirre could consider trying to recover his podium place.

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