'Losing the jersey is actually good for us': Primož Roglič content to cede Vuelta a España lead on stage three

Breakaway victor Rein Taaramäe moved into the overall lead as defending champion slips to third

Primoz Roglic on stage three of the 2021 Vuelta a Espana
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Primož Roglič says losing the Vuelta a España lead on the first summit finish of the 2021 edition is good for his Jumbo-Visma team.

The defending champion, who led the race after winning Saturday's opening time trial, was content to allow the red jersey to go to stage winner Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux).

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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