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Roglic claims thrilling overall win at Tirreno-Adriatico
19 märz 2019
The Slovenian recovered 25" on Yates in San Benedetto del Tronto's ITT (with Van Emden third), scoring the second seasonal triumph in a World Tour stage-race
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After a thrilling final ITT, Team Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic celebrated the overall win at Tirreno-Adriatico, World Tour stage race held in Italy from Wednesday to Tuesday, March 13th-19th. Started with a 25-second gap from Brit Adam Yates in San Benedettto del Tronto's 10-km ITT, Roglic rode his Aquila CV to a strong comeback, finishing the stage in the eleventh position, clocking 11:36, with a 26" advantage on Yates himself. Thanks to this display, the Slovenian moved up to the GC throne, finishing Tirreno-Adriatico with 31 hundredths of second over Yates and 30 seconds over Jakob Fuglsang. Roglic’s teammate Jos van Emden completed the ITT in third position, 4 seconds slower than the stage-winner Victor Campenaerts.
Roglic had built his GC success since the Tirreno-Adriatico's opening TTT, placing second with Team Jumbo-Visma. The 29-year-old from Trbovlje placed then second in the stage 4 in Fossombrone (Italy) and third - ahead of Yates himself - in the stage 5 in Recanati (Italy). In 2019 Roglic had already clinched the overall win at UAE Tour.
Primoz Roglic is equipped with Aquila CV, Bianchi's ultimate time trial machine engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail. Aquila CV is designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.