Primoz Roglic took power on Saturday in the heavily occupied Tour de l'Ain. The Slovenian rider from Jumbo-Visma won the second stage and also conquered the leader's jersey.

Roglic was the best in the first mountain stage in a sprint of a small group on the final climb. He knocked out Egan Bernal (second), Valerio Conti (third) and Nairo Quintana (fourth). His teammate Steven Kruijswijk at the strong driving Jumbo-Visma completed the top five.

The Tour de l'Ain is normally a footnote in the cycling season, but is now used by many top riders to prepare for the Tour de France. With Roglic, Tom Dumoulin, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome, Fabio Aru and Nairo Quintana, no fewer than eight winners of a big round make their appearance in the race.

More soon.