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Cycling | 6 april 2018

Roglic’ second place in Vuelta al Pais Vasco a blow to the competition

Primoz Roglic is in an excellent position to win the general classification in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The rider of Team LottoNL-Jumbo increased his lead in the gc. He now has an advantage of two minutes over number two Jon Izagirre.

The 28-year-old Slovenian finished in second place in today’s stage, with which he collected six bonus seconds. Sports director Frans Maassen had not insisted on a new stage victory after yesterday's success. Yet, in retrospect, it had been within reach. “The most important was that he didn’t lose any time on the competition. But now a stage win also belonged to the possibilities, a scenario that we hadn’t thought of beforehand. It went better than we had hoped.”

Tomorrow, the sports director expects a tough day for the team during the last stage. “They’re certainly going to attack us. But if the team works just as well as today, I’m confident about a positive outcome for us. Primoz is in a good shape and we are very pleased with the rest of the team today. We’re almost there”, Maassen said.

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