Primoz wins Vuelta 2019
Primoz wins Vuelta 2019
Congratulations Primoz!

An outstanding achievement by Team Jumbo-Visma’s Primož Roglič to claim his first La Vuelta a España victory!

It was a commanding performance by the Slovenian to take his first Grand Tour win, the GC victory in Madrid coming as the result of the rider’s strength of character as well as his riding ability, and thanks to a great support from the Team Jumbo-Visma riders throughout the three-week race.

The role-in to the Spanish capital, on the flat, final 106km stage, celebrating by sipping Cava with his team-mates, a fitting culmination to an amazing year for the 29-year-old. He won the first three stage races of the campaign that he entered: the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, and the Tour of Romandie.

He had already won stages at the other two Grand Tours, but this was the first time at the mountainous Vuelta for the Roglič  – and he’s clearly very happy on Spanish soil!

It surprised few people that Roglič  won the Individual Time Trial, although the margin and apparent ease of the stage victory turned a few heads. From start to finish, Roglič has ridden strongly with his Antares 00 saddle, withstanding repeated attacks on the many mountain stages in an amazing display of endurance and fortitude.

Bravo Primoz!

Roglic wins Vuelta 2019

PhotographsRuss Ellis, Luis Angel Gomez/Cor Vos © 2019