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Roglic also impresses in second stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Primoz Roglic has competed for the stage win in the second stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Just like yesterday, the Slovenian finished in second place behind Julien Alaphilippe. The general classification remained unchanged; Roglic firmly remains in second place.

For the favourites, the stage really started in the last kilometres, with the ascent of the San Pelaio. Roglic reacted a few times to attacks from the back of the group. After he successfully countered them, he himself decided to attack. He was accompanied by three men, after which only Alaphilippe proved to be faster at the finish. This strengthened Roglic's second place in the general classification.

Sports director Grischa Niermann saw that his team had a good day. "Compliments to the team to control the course so well. As a result, we made sure that Primoz was still fresh at the end and that he could attack. It’s a pity that he wasn’t rewarded with a win, but we now know that his shape is very good.”

According to the sports director, Roglic can put today’s second place in perspective. “A stage win is nice, but in the end it's all about the general classification.”

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