Cycling | 16 juni 2018

Strong Roglic wins fourth stage and takes lead in Slovenia

Primoz Roglic has won the fourth stage of the Tour of Slovenia. As a result, the 28-year-old Slovene also took the lead in the general classification. He’s now 32 seconds ahead of the number two, Rigoberto Uran.

Roglic, who’ll start the Tour de France for the second time in his career in July, crossed the finish line first after a long solo. It meant his fifth victory of the season and the 17th for the team.

“I felt better than yesterday”, the Slovenian said afterwards. “The whole team was well positioned at every ascent. I knew that I had to go to the foot of the last climb to really make a difference and that went well. It feels great to win the queen stage in front of these great supporters. It’s almost unbelievable. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s final time trial”, said Roglic, who will be the last to start.