Vuelta a Espana: Defending champion Primoz Roglic wins stage 11

Primoz Roglic checks who is behind him in a race

Defending Vuelta a Espana champion Primoz Roglic received stage 11 to scale back the hole to chief Odd Christian Eiking.

Norwegian Eiking took the pink jersey from Roglic on Wednesday when the Slovenian crashed throughout stage 10.

Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux’s Eiking holds a 58-second lead over second place Cofidis rider Guillaume Martin, with Jumbo-Visma’s Roglic 58 seconds additional again.

Roglic claimed victory with a shocking assault on the ultimate quick, sharp climb.

“It was a tough stage, quick however tremendous scorching once more. I used to be struggling so much however fortunately I had sufficient to win on the finish,” Roglic stated.

“It is at all times good to win – you by no means know when’ll be your final victory. It was a pleasant end with steep uphill, which usually I can do effectively, so it was a pleasant problem and the staff did an incredible job, pushing actually laborious all through the day.”

Thursday’s stage 12 is from Jaen to Cordoba.

Stage 11 outcomes

1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 3hrs 11mins

2. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar Crew) +3secs

3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Movistar Crew) +5secs

4. Jack Haig (Aus/Bahrain Victorious) +7secs

5. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) Similar time

6. Romain Bardet (Fra/Crew DSM)

7. Felix Grossschartner (Aut/Bora-Hansgrohe)

8. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus)/Astana-Premier Tech)

9. Egan Bernal Gomez (Col/Ineos Grenadiers) +11secs

10. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor/Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) Similar time

Normal classification standings after stage 11

1. Odd Christian Eiking (Nor/Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) 41hrs 48mins 57secs

2. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Cofidis) +58secs

3. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +1min 56secs

4. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar Crew) +2min 31secs

5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Movistar Crew) +3min 28secs

6. Jack Haig (Aus/Bahrain Victorious) +3min 55secs

7. Egan Bernal Gomez (Col/Ineos Grenadiers) +4min 46secs

8. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +4min 57secs

9. Sepp Kuss (USA/Jumbo-Visma) +5min 3secs

10. Felix Grossschartner (Aut/Bora-Hansgrohe) +5min 38secs

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