Primoz Roglic holds on to Vuelta a España overall lead despite late scare

Vuelta a Espana
Primoz Roglic (Image credit: Getty Images)

He’s done it. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) will secure his second Vuelta a España in a row after Sunday's stage 17 despite a nail-biting finale on the Covatilla summit finish that saw a devastating late attack by arch-rival Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers).

Roglič looked to be in serious trouble when Carapaz stormed away some two and a half kilometres to go on the windswept Covatilla - and with a margin of just 45 seconds overall it was clear the Slovenian would have to dig very deep to save la roja.

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