Primoz Roglic will head into the decisive stage 20 individual time-trial of the 2023 Giro d'Italia knowing that if he is to claim his first Maglia Rosa, he must overturn a 26-second deficit to the overall leader of the race, Geraint Thomas.
In a thrilling finish to stage 19, Roglic recovered from a late Thomas attack to actually gap the INEOS Grenadiers leader on the line and pull three seconds back. “I feel good, huh,” the Slovenian said post-stage. “The legs are back. Tomorrow we will fill up.”
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If you would have offered Roglic this situation before the start of the race, three weeks ago, would he have taken it? We will probably never really know the answer to that question. Nevertheless, Roglic is confident of a positive result.
“Of course, I have faith in a good outcome," he remarks confidently. "If I didn't have that, I wouldn't start here. The best will win in the end.”
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