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Cycling | 9 maart 2018

Roglic takes revenge with a splendid victory in Tirreno-Adriatico

Primoz Roglic has won the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. The 28-year-old Slovene completed the final climb to Trevi first and crossed the line first. By doing so, he took revenge for his time loss yesterday in the second stage. It is already the seventh victory for Team LottoNL-Jumbo this season. Earlier this week, the team also won in Paris-Nice when Dylan Groenewegen was the best in a bunch sprint.

Although Roglic was disappointed after the second stage, he quickly pulled himself together. "Of course I was disappointed after yesterday’s time loss", he said. "In the last ten kilometres I was held up by a crash. I had to swap bikes and as a result I fell behind. The chance on a good position in the general classification was gone, but I immediately put the focus on a stage victory."

During the third stage, he attacked the final climb early and that worked out well. "I knew I shouldn’t wait too long, because I am not a sprinter. So I started early. I had to give everything and that was enough. I am very happy with this victory. Tomorrow another great opportunity awaits and of course we also still have the time trial.”