Roglic, a big scandal denounced at the Giro


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Author of a solid performance in the final of the time trial on Sunday, Primoz Roglic was severely singled out by Philippe Gilbert.

Primoz Roglic did not hide his satisfaction on Sunday after the time trial of the 9th stage of the Giro. If he finished in 6th place in the clock, he only conceded 17 seconds to Remco Evenepoel, winner of the stage ahead of the British Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart. “It’s a good result. I often start slowly, but I manage to finish well. Remco Evenepoel doesn’t take up much of our time.”he analyzed in front of the microphones.

Primoz Roglic actually finished this time trial very well. So much so that the Slovenian was the runner who finished the clock the fastest, thus taking time from all the runners. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma notably took almost ten seconds from Geraint Thomas and Remco Evenepoel in the last six kilometers. Nothing surprising in the eyes of Philippe Gilbert.

According to the former rider, the presence of a motorcycle only ten meters in front of the Slovenian made all the difference. While the bikes preceding Remco Evenepoel remained at a good distance, the three-time winner of the Vuelta was able to benefit from a considerable advantage favoring his penetration into the air. A difference highlighted by Philippe Gilbert. ” I didn’t dare say it live so as not to sound pro-Belgian, but it was a real scandal! »he wrote on Twitter in response to a photo montage showing the difference in treatment to which the Slovenian and the Belgian were entitled.

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