World Championships: A time trial too far for Vuelta winner Roglic

Rohan Dennis
Primoz Roglic shows the agony of his effort behind winner Rohan Dennis' victory salute (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) will forever be etched into the winner’s photo of the men’s elite time trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, but only because he was able to hang onto the coattails of Rohan Dennis after the Australian caught him for three minutes. 
Dennis resoundingly retained his title, but as he crossed the line and celebrated emphatically, Roglic cast a disconsolate figure under the Australian’s shadow. This was simply a race too far for the Vuelta a Espana winner, who only seemed to find his rhythm and verve after Dennis had caught him in the second half of the race. In the end, the Slovenian finished 12th over the 54km course, exactly three minutes down on the Australian.
“The result was not good, but looking at my power I did what I was planning to do. It just wasn’t enough,” Roglic told Cyclingnews at the finish as he stretched his weary legs.

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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.