Primoz Roglic back in red after winning time trial opener at Vuelta a España

BURGOS SPAIN AUGUST 14 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma celebrates winning the red leader jersey on the podium ceremony after the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 1 a 71km individual time trial from Burgos Catedral de Santa Mara to Burgos lavuelta LaVuelta21 CapitalMundialdelCiclismo catedral2021 on August 14 2021 in Burgos Spain Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Primoz Roglic (Jummbo-Visma) takes the red leader's jersey after the opening stage at the Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Getty Images)

History repeated itself in the Vuelta a España on Saturday as  defending champion Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) stormed to victory in the race’s opening stage for a second year running.

In 2020, Roglič had taken the first red leader’s jersey at the summit finish in Arrate, beginning the Vuelta as he had ended it in 2019, in the top position overall.

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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.