Roglic claims overall victory with spectacular long-range attack at Itzulia Basque Country

ARRATE EIBAR SPAIN APRIL 10 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Green Points Jersey David Gaudu of France and Team Groupama FDJ during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 6 a 1119km stage from Ondarroa to Arrate Eibar 535m Breakaway itzulia ehitzulia on April 10 2021 in Arrate Eibar Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images)

A spectacular long-distance attack by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was rewarded with his second victory in three years in the Itzulia Basque Country as he reclaimed the overall lead in dramatic style on the last stage of the race.

Roglič’s move began some 60 kilometres from the line on a descent from the Elosua-Gorla climb that seemingly caught the former race leader Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) on the back foot. McNulty then fell suffered badly on the ultra-steep Krabelin climb and although teammate Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates tried to chase down the Roglič move from a chase group, finally he had to settle for third 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.