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Roglic celebrates outstanding overall win at Tour de Romandie
29 april 2018
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Slovenian held the GC lead in the final stage in Genève, extending the winning stretch at the World Tour level after the Itzulia Basque Country
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Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic celebrated today, Sunday April 29th, the 72th Giro di Romandia’s overall win: by finishing in the bunch the fifth and final stage, 181,8 km from Mont-sur-Rolle to Genève, the Slovenian definitively secured his GC lead. Roglic completed the prestigious Swiss stage-race in 17:09:00 , with a 8-second advantage on Egan Bernal and 35 seconds on Richie Porte.

This success extends Roglic’s and Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s superb winning stretch in World Tour stage races, after the Slovenian had claimed the overall at the Itzulia Basque Country, in Spain, earlier in April. This also marks the fourth success of an already outstanding season for Roglic, all of them at the World Tour level, and the 11th win for the Bianchi-powered LottoNL-Jumbo team in 2018.

Roglic had clearly showed his ambitions since Fribourg's prologue, riding Aquila CV to third only one second behind Michael Matthews, before wearing the leader's jersey after the stage 2 in Delémont on Wednesday, April 25th. Roglic confidently defended his lead one day later in Yverdon-les-Bains and was a brilliant runner-up with Oltre XR4 in the uphill TT from Ollon to Villars, fending off Bernal's attack. Roglic placed also second  twenty-four hours later in Sion, outsprinting Bernal himself, Rui Costa and Porte.

Bianchi supplies the Team LottoNL-Jumbo with four models engineered with the Bianchi CV system:
  • Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
  • Specialissima, the ultralight frame, perfect for GC riders, it’s extra stiff for increased traction and stability at high speeds, and maximum control on the descents
  • Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
  • Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, providing remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reducing muscular fatigue