VUELTA’21 Stage 21: Final Stage and Overall Winner Roglič

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Vuelta Stage Report: Primoz Roglič made no mistake about winning his third Vuelta a España. With a strong performance against the clock he concreted his overall win with the stage win. Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education-Nippo) just missed out on another stage win by 14 seconds.

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The final kilometre of stage 21

Primož Roglič has won the Vuelta for the third time in a row. The Slovenian Jumbo-Visma rider had no problems in the final time trial to Santiago de Compostella. He actually won the time trial. Magnus Cort and Thymen Arensman finished second and third.

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Stage 21 Profile

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Technical director, Fernando Escartín: “Similar route to the final stage of La Vuelta 1993, which also departed from Padrón and ended at Santiago de Compostela. The first half consists of a continuous climb and the second includes more downhill stretches. The route, winding and technical, may be a determining factor with regards to the race’s final outcome.”

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First rider off, Josef Cerny (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)

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Fabio Jakobsen won the green jersey

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Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education Nippo): “It’s too early to say if it’s the time trial of my life but for sure I did a good one. The plan was to go for it. I thought if I didn’t feel good, I wouldn’t push it. In the warm up already and this morning, the legs were feeling alright. I heard I was 27 seconds in front at the first split and that really helped me to push it all the way to the line. The most combative award means a lot to me. I’m very happy to get that prize. I really love to ride aggressively and I’m proud”

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KOM, Storer

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Fabio Aru (Qhubeka NextHash): “It’s emotional. I love this team and it’s the best ending for me. I love this race. I want to thank everyone in La Vuelta and the fans around the world. Now I’ll stay with my family and then we’ll see”

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Hero of stage 20 – Ryan Gibbons

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Spanish TT champion – Ion Izaguirre 10th on the stage

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Stage win and the final overall for Primoz Roglič

Vuelta a España Stage 21 Result:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 44:02
2. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo at 0:14
3. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 0:52
4. Josef Cerny (Cze) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:01:16
5. Chad Haga (USA) DSM at 1:43
6. Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:49
7. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-hansgrohe at 1:52
8. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
9. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 2:04
10. Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech at 2:06.

Vuelta a España Overall After Stage 21:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 83:55:29
2. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 4:42
3. Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious at 7:40
4. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 9:06
5. Gino Mäder (Swi) Bahrain Victorious at 11:33
6. Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 13:27
7. David de la Cruz (Spa) UAE Team Emirates at 18:33
8. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma at 18:55
9. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis at 20:27
10. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) BORA-hansgrohe at 22:22.

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