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As Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen won the Last stage of the Vuelta a Espana in 24, slovenian Primoz Roglic ensured his first Grand Tour.
23, jakobsen, took his second stage win of the race, narrowly defeating at Sam Bennett at a sprint that was chaotic.
Even the Irishman found himself boxed in and although he closed was not able to improve his two previous point wins.
Jumbo Visma’s Roglic, 29, completed two minutes 16 seconds ahead of Spain’s Alejandro Valverde.
Roglic became the very first Slovenian to acquire the classification in one of cycling’s three Grand Tours – the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of France and the Vuelta.
After winning the time trial on point 10 he moved into the leader of red jersey.
He place a minute and a half into all of his rivals and was preferred for the stage.
He gave him a lead of almost two moments at the GC and with assistance from his Jumbo Visma group he was able to keep the jersey over the second half of their Vuelta all the way.
On a day for Slovenia, 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates joined winning the rider group, in addition to Roglic about the podium in third position.
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1. Fabio Jakobsen (Ned/Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 2hrs 48mins 20 secs
2. Sam Bennett (Irl/Bora-Hansgrohe) Same time
3. Szymon Sajnok (Pol/CCC)
4. Jon Aberasturi (Esp/Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/Dimension Data)
6. Edward Theuns (Bel/Trek-Segafredo)
7. Tosh Van der Sande (Bel/Lotto-Soudal)
8. Clement Venturini (Fra/Ag2r La Mondiale)
9. Marc Sarreau (Fra/Groupama-FDJ)
10. Dion Smith (Aus/Mitchelton-Scott)
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 83hrs 7mins 31secs
2. Alejandro Valverde (Esp/Movistar) + 2mins 16secs
3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates)+ 2mins 38secs
4. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) + 3mins 29secs
5. Miguel ??ngel Lopez (Col/Astana)+ 4mins 31secs
6. Rafa?? Majka (Pol/Bora-Hansgrohe)+ 7mins 16secs
7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Sunweb) 47secs
8. Carl Frederik Hagen (Nor/Lotto-Soudal) +12mins 54secs
9. Marc Soler (Esp/Movistar) + 22mins 10secs
10. Mikel Nieve (Esp/Mitchelton-Scott) + 22mins 17secs