Roglič fell badly just before the finish line

A few kilometers before the finish line, the thirty-two-year-old man from Kisov violently attacked on the last short climb. Dane Mads Pedersen won the stage.

If the first part of the stage was quite calm, the last 15 kilometers were explosive and unpredictable. Roglič stayed in the lead all the time in the last kilometers, then on the last steep climb he accelerated violently and got rid of all his rivals for the overall victory.

Slovenian cycling association Primož Roglič at the end of the 16th stage in the race through Spain, he attacked violently in the last kilometers, and then fell badly just before the end in the fight for the stage victory. In a sprint in which he would otherwise be powerless against more prominent sprinters, he placed last, but then hit the bike of the British Freda Wrighta (Bahrain-Victorious) and hit the ground hard.

Completely bloodied and exhausted, he then crossed the finish line in Tomares in 35th place, but due to the sprint rule, he recorded the winner’s time. After the end of the stage, he had a bloody leg and arm, and he was also holding his shoulder and chest. For now, it is not clear what will happen with his follow-up to the Vuelta.

Leading Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) on the other hand had technical problems and had to wait for a new bike. However, due to the three-kilometer rule in the sprint stages, he will soon be credited with the time of the second larger group, which crossed the finish line eight seconds behind the winner. Sam was a good three minutes behind.

On Wednesday, there will be an eventful stage from Aracena to the Tentudio Monastery (162.3 kilometers). In the last part of the stair climb, which is otherwise 10 kilometers long, there is a section of four kilometers with an average gradient of slightly more than seven percent to the finish line.


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