Roglic retains leader's jersey in Vuelta a Burgos
Primoz Roglic has maintained his lead in the Vuelta a Burgos. The Slovenian of Jumbo-Visma had no problems in the fourth stage and defended his 33-second lead over Aleksandr Vlasov with one stage to go.
On the penultimate stage of the Spanish stage race, the attackers saw their chance to take the stage win. Team Jumbo-Visma led the chase in the peloton and made sure the nine-man break did not get too much space.
"There were three guys in the breakaway who were quite high up in the general classification, so we had to control the gap to about four minutes. That's what we did”, sports director Addy Engels said.
"Once again, I saw a strong team"
Oier Lazkano was the fastest rider in the breakaway and was one minute ahead of the peloton, which included Roglic. The Slovenian retained the lead in the general classification. "Once again, I saw a strong team. The guys had everything under control", he said. "Tomorrow, we have a tough stage with an uphill finish. I will do everything I can to keep my lead."
According to Engels, tomorrow's final climb is a tough one. "The final climb to Lagunas de Neila is a familiar one as it's part of the course every year. It's a tough but fair climb where strong legs are required. At the moment, it looks good for Primoz."