Roglic makes unexpected return to Vuelta a España race lead

Vuelta Espana 2020 - 75th Edition - 10th stage Castro Urdiales - Suances 185 km - 30/10/2020 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2020
Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma is back in the red leader's jersey at the Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Bettini)

If he’d ever been away, now he’s back. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) returned to the Vuelta a España lead on Friday thanks to a late surge for the line that netted the Slovenian a third stage win in 10 days, and utterly unexpectedly, la roja.

Deprived of the race lead last Sunday by Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers) in the Pyrenees after he ran out of power near the summit at Formigal, five days later on what was supposed to be a transition stage prior to this weekend’s mountain showdown, Roglič hit out for the finish on a short, twisting uphill finish at Suances.

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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.