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Roglic extends lead, Pogacar wins, as Slovenians boss Vuelta Stage 13

Jumbo-Visma rider tightens grip on red jersey on one of the world's toughest climbs...

Primoz Roglic of Jumbo-Visma has extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana by more than half a minute on a day when his compatriot, the UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar - making his Grand Tour debut and the youngest rider in the race - took his second stage win on perhaps the toughest summit finish in professional cycling, the Alto de los Muchacos.

Stage winner, Tadej Pogacar:

I can’t believe it’s my second stage win in my first Grand Tour. I’m extremely happy, so happy I can’t even describe it. At the start, I didn’t know I would feel so good in the last climb. I just wanted to survive that day. I just wanted not to lose too much time and in the end it was a great day for me.

When I heard on the radio nobody was following me and Roglic, I realised it was a good opportunity. It’s difficult to go against Roglic, he’s really strong. So I’m very happy with what I’ve done today. I don’t think I can win La Vuelta, Primoz is really holding on to La Roja. I

t’s my first Grand Tour, I don’t know how I will react. Those two weeks have been perfect for me. I hope I can continue like this. I want to be there in Madrid next to Primoz, with the white jersey and top 5 or maybe even top 3 on GC. I think it’s possible, I will do my best and hope I don’t have a bad day.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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