DUMBRÍA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Primoz Roglic won the individual time trial at the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday to retake the overall lead from Richard Carapaz.
Roglic finished the 33.7-kilometer (20.9-mile) 13th stage in 46 minutes, 39 seconds, crossing the line one second ahead of American rival William Barta.
“It’s a nice victory because it’s been a long time since I last won a time trial,” Roglic said. “Surprisingly I felt strong. I expected to suffer a lot more. Many people also expected me to lose time from Carapaz up the hill but we all started from scratch with the same chances.”
Carapaz finished seventh, 49 seconds off the pace. He fell 39 seconds behind Roglic in the overall standings. Hugh Carthy, fourth in the time trial, is third overall, 47 seconds behind Roglic.