Cycling: Primoz Roglic narrowly wins his second Critérium du Dauphiné

Cycling: Primoz Roglic narrowly wins his second Critérium du Dauphiné

Primoz Roglic a eu du mal dans la dernière montée. ASO – Billy Ceusters

Le Slovène a sauvé son maillot jaune de leader pour huit secondes, à l’arrivée de la dernière étape sur le plateau de Glières, dimanche 9 juin.

Slovenian Primoz Roglic narrowly won his second Critérium du Dauphiné after a big scare during the eighth and final stage won Sunday by Carlos Rodriguez on the Glières plateau.

Already a winner in 2022, the Bora-Hansgrohe rider got stuck on the last climb of this 76th edition but managed to keep an 8-second lead over American Matteo Jorgenson in the final general classification of this big dress rehearsal for the Tour de France.

Jorgenson already winner of Paris-Nice

In a thrilling finale, Jorgenson, winner of Paris-Nice in March, dropped Roglic along with Canadian Derek Gee, who completed the podium, and Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez on the climb to the Glières plateau. But the Slovenian managed to limit the damage by crossing the line with a delay of 48 seconds, enough to win the 21st stage race of his career.

"I didn't expect that. “It was tense but I managed to hold on to my advantage,” he said, visibly relieved. Winner of two stages, Roglic dominated the other headliner of this 76th edition, the Belgian Remco Evenepoel, who finished seventh overall, 2,25'' behind, three weeks before the start of the Tour de France (June 29 – July 21).

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