Cort Nielsen: “Luckily I could keep Roglic behind me”

August 19 th 2021 - 18:04 [GMT + 2]

Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education Nippo): “This victory is special for me because it's a very different way. The last stages I won were from bunch sprints. I'm very happy to show that I can also do it on a lot of terrains and from a breakaway finishing up a hill like this today. It was hard to know exactly if I had a chance to win and how big the gap was. The bunch went fast before the climb for GC riders to take position. I could see we still had a little gap and for me it was just about going to the finish as fast as I could. I was hoping that none of my breakaway companions would stay in the wheels. I watched behind me. It was very close at the end. I'm very happy that I kept Roglic behind. About 150 metres to go I could see him coming. I sprinted with everything I had. Luckily I could keep him behind me.”

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