Roglic: Liège-Bastogne-Liège was too slow at the start and too fast at the finish

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) in Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) in Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Liège-Bastogne-Liège defending champion Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Vimsa) was the first to admit that he was simply off the pace in a thrilling edition of Lay Doyenne that saw the Slovenian's compatriot and rival Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) take a maiden Monument win.

Roglic came into the final spring Classics as one of the main contenders after finishing second to Julian Alaphilippe in La Flèche Wallonne but the Jumbo Visma rider was unable to latch on to the winning move when it sailed clear on the final climb of the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons with 13km to go. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.