Roglic takes command again: "I'm how I wanted to be"

The Slovenian rider regained the red jersey on the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España, after finishing second on the stage behind winner Magnus Cort Nielsen.


Primoz Roglic put on the red jersey again at Cullera Castle after being the strongest of the group of favorites. For the Jumbo, wearing red makes him "happy", but he does not hide that going first is circumstantial for him. "I just want to really dress him after the last stage," the Slovenian repeats daily. This Thursday, in the last ascent, he had the stage victory in mind. “I wanted to win, but Magnus Cort was very strong and I congratulate him. But I'm very happy with the way I feel and the legs that I have. ”

The once again leader is very relaxed in La Vuelta, with an aura of superiority supported, in addition, by the card that has the Olympic gold time trial in the last stage against the clock in Santiago. “We are still at the beginning of the race and the hardest part remains. But I am satisfied with how things are going. I'm how I wanted to be ”, he assures. Those who seem to be their main rivals are also very positive, the Movistar trident formed by Enric Mas, Alejandro Valverde and Miguel Ángel López. The Spanish team took the initiative when the race was complicated by the fans and their loss was minimal. But they also do not hide that Roglic for the moment seems untouchable. "If I was surprised? No. He is a rider with a lot of class and quality. What we have seen is normal for him in this type of endings ”, admits Superman.

For the telephones, this Thursday was a day to try to win with Alejandro Valverde, but a fall at the beginning of the stage changed everything. “They hit me from behind and hurt my neck. That is why we decided not to take the lead until much later, to see how I was, "explained the Murcian at the finish line. Even so, the balance is more than positive: Enric Mas is second at 25 ”behind Roglic, López is third at 36”, while Valverde is fourth at 41 ”. The Movistar is, together with the Ineos (Bernal is fifth at 41 ”), the two blocks that seem to have the most arguments in the imminent arrival of the mountain.

More problems had Mikel Landa. The 27 ”that he left yesterday on the final climb takes him 1:12 behind the red jersey. “I accumulate more delay and that is not good. But the explosive finishes are not too good for me ”, analyzed the Basque behind a wall of just 1.9 kilometers that only confirmed what was already known: Roglic is the boss of La Vuelta.

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