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Roglič does it again
Another time trial and another victory for the Slovenian superstar. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) landed a huge blow to his GC rivals. The first and second time checks showed only minimal gains in terms of seconds on the likes of Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), but in the end the 29-year-old crushed it. 1:05 quicker than Nibali, 3:11 over Yates.
Roglič even managed to beat Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal), who, unlike the Slovenian, started on a dry track. However, we should mention that Campenaerts suffered a mechanical and had to change his bike in the last kilometre. Roglič now sits in second place with a comfortable lead on the real GC threats. Is there anyone who can stop him? What do you think?
Giro d’Italia 2019 – Stage 9 Results
1. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – 51:52
2. Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) + 11s
3. Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) + 1:00
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) + 1:05
5. Tanel Kangert (EF Education First) + 1:10
6. Chad Haga (Sunweb) + 1:14
7. Bob Jungels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 1:16
8. Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) + 1:30
9. Pello Bilbao (Astana) + 1:43
10. Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermic) + 1:52
GC After Stage 9
1. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) – 36:08:32
2. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) + 1:50
3. Nans Peters (Ag2r La Mondiale) + 2:21
4. José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) + 2:33
5. Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) + 2:36
6. Andrey Amador (Movistar) + 2:39
7. Amaro Antunes (CCC Team) + 3:05
8. Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) + 3:27
9. Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF) + 3:30
10. Pello Bilbao (Astana) + 3:32
Dražil takes seventh
Our dear friend Martin Dražil placed seventh in the flatland competition at Bike Days Solothurn and made a little vlog about it. Congrats, buddy!
— Thomas De Gendt (@DeGendtThomas) May 14, 2019
The mad queen
You know your TT position is aero when you hit a bump and punch yourself in the visor.
— Chad Haga (@ChadHaga) May 11, 2019