"I'm ready to give everything" - Primoz Roglic one stage away from Criterium du Dauphine win on return from injury

After back to back stage wins at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Primoz Roglic heads into the 8th and final stage with a lead of just over a minute in the general classification.

As has been seen many times in the past however, the Criterium du Dauphine is never over until it's over and with plenty of climbing remaining on the final stage, the BORA - hansgrohe leader's victory is far from secured in the fight for the Maillot Jaune. "We are ready as much as we are," Roglic previews of the day in his pre-stage interview. "In the result we will see in the end, but yeah, I'm ready to give everything."

With the Dauphine providing the perfect way for BORA - hansgrohe to test their lineup and tactics ahead of the Tour de France, things could hardly have gone better for Roglic and his luxury domestiques Jai Hindley and Aleksandr Vlasov in the mountains so far. "I've been saying all week long, we need these days. It's not the result that is the priority here," says Roglic. "But if we can achieve that, then even better. We just need to be together in all these kinds of situations and work."

With the likes of Matteo Jorgenson, Derek Gee, Carlos Rodriguez and even Remco Evenepoel all not yet completely out of the fight, Roglic is aware the race is likely to be heavily contested on stage 8. "Jorgenson is the closest so definitely he is the first one to look at," the Slovenian assesses of his main rivals.

And with the Tour de France in mind, Roglic remains insistent he's not yet at top form. "First we just need to get through today. Then we will analyse how we can grow towards the Tour," the BORA - hansgrohe leader concludes with renewed optimism.

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