Roglic places 2nd and strengthens GC lead in Basque Country
06 april 2018
The Slovenian grazed victory again with Oltre XR4 in Itzulia Basque Country's stage 5. On Saturday, he could win his first career World Tour stage race
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Primoz Roglic (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) placed second for the third time out of 5 stages at Itzulia Basque Country on Friday April 6th. One day after the success in the ITT and the jump on top of the general classification, the Slovenian managed to defend the leader's jersey in stage 5, 164,7 km from Vitoria to Eibar (Spain), finishing the race with Oltre XR4 in the wake of Omar Fraile in a six-man group.
Roglic increased his advantage on the closest pursuers: the main rivals are actually Mikel Landa (+1:57) and Ion Izagirre (+2:13). On Saturday, a defense in the final stage would mean the first career overall victory in a World Tour stage race for the Slovenian.
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