Primoz Roglic wins Spanish Vuelta for third straight year

Primoz Roglic wearing the leader's red jersey celebrates on the podium. (Lalo R. Villar/AP)

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — Primoz Roglic sealed his third straight Spanish Vuelta title after adding to his already comfortable lead by winning the final stage’s time trial on Sunday.

Roglic increased his advantage over runner-up Enric Mas during the 34 kilometres from Padron to Santiago de Compostela to 4 minutes, 42 seconds.

It was the fourth stage win for the Jumbo-Visma leader at this edition of the Vuelta, including the first time trial on the opening stage. He took over the red jersey for good with a stellar performance in the high mountains over the final week.

Roglic added to his Vuelta titles in 2019 and 2020 less than six weeks after claiming gold for Slovenia in the time trial at the Tokyo Olympics.

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