- Roglic beats Thomas by 40sec on stage despite slipping chain
- Thomas: ‘It’s pretty gutting but once it sinks in I can be proud’
Geraint Thomas’s Giro d’Italia challenge crumbled as he wilted on the steep slopes of Monte Lussari in north-east Italy, allowing his closest challenger, Primoz Roglic, to move into the race leader’s maglia rosa by 14 seconds.
In a nail-biting climax to the three-week race, the 18.6km individual time trial finally revealed just how strong Roglic, of the Jumbo-Visma team, truly is. He survived a disastrous moment midway through the stage when he slipped his chain on the steepest gradients.
Written by Jeremy Whittle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/27/primoz-roglic-set-to-win-giro-ditalia-after-seizing-lead-from-geraint-thomas under the title “Primoz Roglic set to win Giro d’Italia after seizing lead from Geraint Thomas”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.