Two seconds: Primoz Roglic overtakes Remco Evenepoel to secure stage 8 victory

The athlete remains in seventh place in the general classification

The weekend was full of emotions for the Vuelta a Espana competitors. Last Saturday (02), in the stage that passed through Xorret de Catí – Castalla, Primoz Roglic managed to conquer a solo victory in the competition and by two seconds he surpassed Remco Evenepoel, in which he remained in second place in the match.

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After the end of the match, Remco Evenepoel declared that the lack of communication with the radios helped in his defeat and that he was upset with his development in the race because, by traveling and doing a lot of training in Spain, he already knew some regions that were on the way of the competition.

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“I didn’t know we were racing for the win. I thought the break was yet to come. For the last few kilometers I didn’t hear anything on the radio and so I stupidly got behind the wheel of the Roglic. I just wanted to be first into the last corner, but I didn’t push myself to race. These are my ‘home roads’ so I was very motivated and I was much better than before. I think I could have won”, said the cyclist.

On the other hand, satisfied with the victory of phase 8, in a press conference after the end of the race, Primoz Roglic reported that the objective was to guarantee the first place being planned by the Jumbo-Visma team. “The way the guys worked was incredible, pushing all day to bring back such a strong break and controlling it the entire time. I had no option but to go for the win in the end,” he said.

Asked about his position in the general classification of the competition, the cyclist joked that he would be on his way to being in the top 3 formation and, about the matches that are yet to come, he said that the new strategy would be discussed with the sporting directors, the team and leaders Jonas Vingegaard and Sepp Kuss.

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