Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič Wins the Tirreno-Adriatico Race 2019
The 29-year-old Slovenian racer from the Jumbo-Visma team Primož Roglič won the overall standings at the Tirreno-Adriatico Race 2019 (the second race of the season) just two weeks after the success at the 2019 UAE Tour.
This is the eighth such victory in the career of the Slovenian athlete and the 25th victory in his professional career. In particular, Primož Roglič won in the races in Spain (Basque Country), Switzerland (Romandia), United Arab Emirates, Portugal (Algarve), Slovenia, and Azerbaijan.
The 26-year-old British Adam Yates from the Mitchelton-Scott team, who put on the T-shirt of the Italian race leader after the 2nd stage, lost to Primož Roglič by 25 seconds at the 7th stage in the individual time trial, while in the overall standings, the British racer was only 0.31 seconds behind.
The third place in the Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 was taken by the Danish racer from the Astana team Jakob Fuglsang, and his teammate Aleksey Lutsenko won at the qualification for the best mountain racer. Mirko Maestri (Bardiani-CSF) won the qualification by points, and Sam Oomen (Sunweb) became the best young racer.