Jumbo-Visma celebrate their dominance at Itzulia Basque Country

Itzulia Basque Country
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First and second overall, a stage win, four days in the race leader’s yellow jersey, the teams prize, the points jersey, the King of the Mountains prize and the Best Young Riders jersey. As the dust settled on the Itzulia Basque Country on Saturday there could be little doubt that Jumbo-Visma emerged as the strongest team of the race.

Jumbo-Visma’s global performance in the six-day race was capped by Primoz Roglic’s first place overall, seized in dramatic style on stage six when the Slovenian first inveigled his way into a downhill breakaway move and then kept his pursuers, and especially Slovenian rival Tadej Pogačar, at bay for almost 60 kilometres.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.