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Roglic emerges as man to beat in Giro after time trial win

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 20, 2019 13:29

Roglic emerges as man to beat in Giro after time trial win

Primoz Roglic emerged as the overwhelming favourite for the Giro d’Italia title when the Slovenian won the ninth stage, a 34.8-km individual time trial from Riccione.Italian Valerio Conti retained the overall leader’s pink jersey after finishing 3:34 behind Lotto Jumbo-Visma rider Roglic, who crushed most of the overall contenders with a time of 51 minutes 52 seconds.Among those, two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali of Italy limited the damage when he lost 1:05 following a strong showing in the finale, a 12.25-km climb in San Marino, to take fourth place. Belgian Victor Campenaerts and Dutchman Bauke Mollema finished second and third respectively.Briton Simon Yates took a beating as he lost 3:11 to Roglic, and Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez ended up 3:45 off the pace after all the general classification contenders rode the stage in wet conditions.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 20, 2019 13:29

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