Primoz Roglic beams after demonstration in Dauphiné: “The whole team was impressive, an incredible day for us”


What a day for Jumbo-Visma today. Jonas Vingegaard won the final stage ahead of teammate Primoz Roglic after impressive team work on the final climb. In the final standings, the roles are reversed: the Slovenian is on one, the Dane on two.

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Primoz Roglic awarded his Danish team mate Vingegaard the stage win today after a great demonstration from Jumbo-Visma. “Not just the two of us were impressive, the whole team was today. The guys had everything under control from the start, and they went after one at a time. Jonas (Vingegaard, ed.) was also super strong on the last climb. It’s really an incredible day for our team,” said the Slovenian in the flash interview after the arrival.

A few months after his overall victory in Paris-Nice, Primoz Roglic wins a new French stage race with the Critérium du Dauphiné. ”Finally I win some races in France”, Roglic laughed.

Roglic’s next big appointment is the Tour de France, which he has not yet won, but would very much like to win. “It’s going in the right direction. We have confidence. There is still some work to do, but I should be ready for the Tour de France.” Jokingly, the Slovenian sees it differently: “Now I’m going on holiday and then I’ll do the Tour in preparation for the Vuelta.”

Stage winner Jonas Vingegaard: “I’m back at a very high level”

The Dane won the tough final stage today and also finished second in the final standings. “It was really unbelievable. We planned to attack and he (Roglic, ed.) would follow me. We wanted to see if we could unload everyone and we succeeded. We can be very happy and proud with what we have accomplished today. It’s one of the biggest races in the world and to win a stage and finish second in the standings is a really nice result.”

For Vingegaard it is also a boost after a difficult start to the season. “I didn’t have my best period in the Ardennes classics, but now I’m back at a very high level and I’m very happy about that.”

Whether they will repeat this feat again in the Tour de France? “It will be difficult for us to repeat this one-two in the Tour, because there are more GC men there. Pogacar, Vlasov and Martinez will be there. So the competition will be bigger, so it will be harder to win. But we will certainly try.”

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