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Primoz Roglic wins the Vuelta as Fabio Jakobsen takes final stage in Madrid

Jumbo Visma rider becomes first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour

Primoz Roglic of Jumbo Visma has become the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour - and with his compatriot Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates taking the best young rider's competition, the country's flags were very conspicuous on the streets of Madrid today. Both safely negotiated a final stage that mirrors that of the Tour de France, a relaxed procession into the heart of the capital ahead of a the final circuit, where Deceuninck Quick Steps's Fabio Jakobsen won the sprint.

Full report, result and reaction to follow.

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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