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Primož Roglič is on target for total victory within the Giro d’Italia after not even a late mechanical might cease the Slovenian from profitable the essential ultimate time trial by 40 seconds over earlier chief Geraint Thomas.
Roglič was already forward of Thomas on the punishing higher slopes of the Monte Lussari time trial when a mechanical within the closing kilometres pressured him to alter bikes.
However regardless of the setback, Roglič was capable of battle again, declare the victory over Thomas and win the stage by 40 seconds over the Welshman, with João Almeida (UAE Group Emirates) in third at 42 seconds.
The Jumbo-Visma chief will journey into Rome with a 14-second benefit total over Thomas on GC, with Almeida in third.
The winner of three Vuelta a Españas in 2019, 2020 and 2021, that is set to be Roglic’s fourth Grand Tour win and first within the Giro d’Italia.
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