Primoz Roglic and Jumbo-Visma glad to concede red jersey at Vuelta a España

Vuelta Espana 2022 - 77th edition - 5th stage - Irun - Bilbao 187,2 km - 24/08/2022 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
(Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Jumbo-Visma passed the red jersey off like a rugby ball through the opening four days of the Vuelta a España before opting to kick for touch on stage 5 to Bilbao. 

After Primož Roglič’s show of strength at Laguardia on Tuesday, the Dutch squad looked to manage their resources on the Vuelta’s second day in the Basque Country, ceding the overall lead to Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ).

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.