“I’ll talk straight. In races, I’m there to win" - Primoz Roglic recollects Jumbo-Visma infighting at the Vuelta a Espana

In what would turn out to be his final Grand Tour as a Jumbo-Visma rider, Primoz Roglic was part of a historic one-two-three as the team locked out the podium at the Vuelta a Espana.

During the race though, there was some controversy as it seemed both Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard were attacking their own teammate, Sepp Kuss in the battle for the Red Jersey. "I’ll talk straight,” he said in a discussion with Davide Cassani, Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nino Morici and Cycling News. “In races, I’m there to win, and that’s my responsibility, to do my best."

Kuss was clearly the fan's favourite and in the end, both Roglic and Vingegaard came together to help secure the American his first Grand Tour success. “We came into a new situation for the team with us 1-2-3. Maybe by pushing myself more and more, I could have destroyed that picture, but you never know what could have happened," recalls Roglic.

“Cycling is a team sport, and I was the first one who was super happy because Sepp really deserved it. He was the best and never showed any weakness,” he says. “It was crazy to be on the podium with the two guys who, in the past, grew up and learnt from being at my side and then becoming big champions. It was special to be a part of that story.”

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