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 has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.