Primož Roglič too strong for Remco Evenepoel in Tour of the Basque Country opening stage time trial

The pair were the only two riders able to finish under 10 minutes, but it was the Slovenian who was quickest around the 7.5km course

Primoz Roglic Tour of the Basque Country
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 Primož Roglič won the opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, which started with an individual time trial around the coastal town of Hondarribia. 

Remco Evenepoel powered his way through the 7.5km course, becoming the first rider to set a time under 10 minutes. However, nothing could be separated between the Belgian and Roglič, the pair finishing just five seconds apart as they proved their discernible level above the rest of the peloton. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.