Riders left angry and amused after going wrong way in Tre Valli Varesine

tre valli varesine, Vincenzo Nibali
A wrong turn cost Vincenzo Nibali a chance to win Tre Valli Varesine (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

While Primoz Roglic celebrated Jumbo-Visma's 50th victory of the season at the Tre Valli Varesine race, many of his biggest rivals could only try to temper their anger and laugh off the farcical finale after following a television motorbike off course on a fast descent and losing any chance of success.

Roglic won with a perfectly timed solo attack in the final kilometre. It was a well-taken victory, but he admitted he had been lucky.

With just 15km to go, Roglic was in the chasing peloton, 40 seconds behind the attack that included Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Michael Woods (EF Education First), Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) and several others.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.