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Primož Roglič Wins La Vuelta

By WeLoveCycling

The Jumbo-Visma pro is the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour. Roglič, a former ski jumper, held on to a 2:33 lead yesterday in the final mountain stage and sealed his triumph. Alejandro Valverde finished second in the GC and Tadej Pogačar placed third.

Nairo Quintana finished the race in the ŠKODA Green Jersey while Geoffrey Bouchard earned the polka-dot. Tadej Pogačar adds to his podium with winning the white jersey for the best young rider.

Final general classification

1. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – 83:07:31
2. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) + 2:16
3. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) + 2:38
4. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) + 3:29
5. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) + 4:31
6. Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 7:16
7. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) + 9:47
8. Carl Frederik Hagen (Lotto-Soudal) + 12:54
9. Marc Soler (Movistar) + 22:10
10. Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) + 22:17

Final points classification

1. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – 155 pts
2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) – 136 pts
3. Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 134 pts