The Slovenian won the Race for the Sun for the first time in his career on Sunday in Nice.
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He thought he would win last year but the final stage had been fatal to him. Primoz Roglic presented himself again as leader of the general classification at the start of the last act of Paris-Nice, Sunday March 13. And the yellow jersey again almost fell off his shoulders. Simon Yates (2nd at 47″ at the start) distanced the Slovenian in the ascent of the Col d’Eze to win in Nice. Unfortunately for the Briton, he was unable to create enough of a gap to take the golden tunic.
Imperial in the Col du Turini on Saturday, Primoz Roglic this time cracked and saw his runner-up fly away overall. But he was able to count on Wout Van Aert, his luxury teammate, who rode the entire climb to allow his leader to come back to within ten seconds of the Briton and not experience further disappointment. Daniel Felipe Martinez (3rd at 1’00 before the first pedal strokes) completes the podium, but his puncture in the descent of the Côte de Peille, dashed his hopes of doing better.