Primož Roglič on Jebel Jais summit victory: ‘I’m not a sprinter but I had a lot of power left’

The Jumbo-Visma rider seals his overall lead with a mountain victory on the penultimate day

Primož Roglič after his victory on stage six of the 2019 UAE Tour (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Primož Roglič said he had ‘a lot of power left’ to sprint as he approached the final summit of the UAE Tour.

The Jumbo-Visma rider took victory in the leader’s jersey on the penultimate stage, as the race hit the top of the untested Jebel Jais mountain.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.