'I didn’t have the legs': Primož Roglič looks fallible at the Vuelta a España

The defending champion went from being the virtual leader to trailing his rivals on stage six

Primož Roglič on stage six of the Vuelta a España
(Image credit: Getty Images)

There was a time before Primož Roglič at the Vuelta a España. Think, carefully, and you might just remember it. 2018 does feel like an entirely different world, one which there was not a single Slovenian in the top ten of the race, and the words "Prime Minister Boris Johnson" were just a satirist's dream, but it did exist.

Since then, the Jumbo-Visma rider has dominated the Spanish Grand Tour, winning three editions in a row - admittedly 2020 was won by just 24 seconds - but the Slovenian jointly holds the record for most Vueltas won in a row.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.