2 June 2019
Primoz Roglic finishes on Giro d’Italia’s podium
The Team Jumbo-Visma Slovenian was third overall at Corsa Rosa winning two TT stages and wearing the leader’s pink jersey for five days
Primoz Roglic stepped-up Giro d’Italia’s podium, placing third overall thanks to the tenth position in the final ITT with start and finish in Verona, on Sunday June 2nd. Team Jumbo-Visma’s Slovenian clocked 22:33, with a 26-second gap from the winner Chad Haga and 31 seconds on the rival Mikel Landa, climbing over the latter in the overall classification with a 8-second advantage. Richard Carapaz won the Giro d’Italia with a 1:05 advantage on Vincenzo Nibali and 2:30 on Roglic himself.
The 29-year-old rider from Trbovlje brought Bianchi back on Giro d’Italia’s podium, three years after the outstanding but unlucky Steven Kruijswijk’s campaign in the 2016 edition, that he finished fourth in the GC.
After dominating UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour de Romandie in the early season, Roglic had started the 102nd Corsa Rosa winning the prologue from Bologna to St. Luca sanctuary and wearing the leader’s pink jersey for the following five stages, until San Giovanni Rotondo’s finish. Three days later, Roglic dominated San Marino’s ITT, going up to second overall.
Besides riding Aquila CV to multiple wins, Roglic brilliantly rode Oltre XR4 on the mountains stage, placing seventh in Ceresole Reale (Lago Serrù) and eighth in Courmayeur.
The bikes of Primoz Roglic
Primoz Roglic is equipped with Oltre XR4. Engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail, developed and tested in cooperation with World Tour Team Jumbo-Visma, Oltre XR4 is designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control. Roglic also rode Oltre XR4 Disc version at Giro, above all in the rainy stages.
In the TT Roglic rides 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.