To the Giro d’Italia 2023 Primozh Roglich he went, in the space of 48 hours, from a difficult moment to the ability to make a difference. In the finale of the Monte Bondone stage, in fact, he had accused of the delay compared to Geraint Thomasself João Almeidabut along the climbs that led to Val di Zoldo he lined up all his opponents, recovering second place in the general standings and keeping close to the only Welshman in the pink jersey. Whatever happens or goes wrong, however, the Slovenian never lost his smile in the pre-race interviews, a characteristic he maintained even in the minutes immediately preceding the big stage in the Dolomites.
“Yesterday was fun – Roglič’s words at the starting village of Longarone – I had legs and it was a good race. What had happened on Tuesday at Bondone? I prefer to look at the good times. I am optimistic in view of today’s stage. Attack? I just hope to go as fast as possible towards the finish line…”
The runner of Jumbo-Visma provides his point of view on what could be the tactical developments of the day that will lead the riders to the finish at Three peaks of Lavaredo: “If there will be attacks already on the Giau pass? I don’t think so, the final climb is very tough, especially the last three kilometres. Thomas? It’s been very strong so far. Let’s see what happens.”
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