‘I got a bit of legs back’ - Primoz Roglic ready for final Giro d’Italia TT showdown

TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO, ITALY - MAY 26: Primož Roglič of Slovenia and Team Jumbo-Visma competes during the 106th Giro d'Italia 2023, Stage 19 a 183km stage from Longarone to Tre Cime di Lavaredo 2307m / #UCIWT / on May 26, 2023 in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic and Sepp Kuss on thee Tre Cime di Lavaredo climb on stage 19 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Primož Roglič didn’t have any stage 19 podium duties at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo but dived into the backstage area to warm down on the rollers and quietly celebrate another successful ride in the mountains at the Giro d’Italia.

On Tuesday, Roglič seemed on the ropes after losing 25 seconds on the Monte Bondone finish but the Jumbo-Visma rider refused to give up in the three-way tussle with Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) and João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates).    

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.