Primoz Roglic won the Vuelta a España on Sunday evening. The Slovenian came in the final stage to Madrid, which was won by the Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen, as expected not in trouble and gave Jumbo-Visma the first overall victory ever in a big lap.
For Jakobsen it is his second stage win of this Vuelta. The sprinter of Deceuninck – Quick-Step was just a little faster in the last few meters in the streets of the Spanish capital than the Irishman Sam Bennett and the Pool Szymon Sajnok.
The 21st stage was largely covered by the streets of Madrid, while the six remaining Jumbo-Visma riders - Steven Kruijswijk and Tony Martin have already left the lap - were already posing for the photos during the race. Moreover, Roglic was already toasting the final victory on the bicycle.
After Roglic held out in the last mountain stage on Saturday, it was almost certain that he was going to win the Tour of Spain. The 29-year-old leader of Jumbo-Visma captured the red jersey halfway through the Vuelta by triumphing in the time trial and did not give up his leading position anymore.
It is the first final victory in a big round from Roglic, who extended his contract with Jumbo-Visma until the end of 2023 during this Vuelta.
Pogacar follows in the footsteps of Barronchelli
For Jumbo-Visma it is the 47th victory in an extremely successful year and, as stated, the first overall victory ever of the Dutch formation in a big round. The Rabobank team, one of the predecessors of Jumbo-Visma, did win the Vuelta in 2007 and the Giro d'Italia in 2009 with the Russian Denis Menchov.
On the stage of the 2019 Vuelta, next to Roglic, 39-year-old Spaniard Alejandro Valverde is in second place (at 2.33) and the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (2.55).
Twenty-year-old Pogacar is the first rider under 21 on a stage of a big lap since the Italian Gianbattista Barronchelli in the 1974 Giro. Wilco Kelderman is seventh in the best Dutch in the final classification.