Simply epic! Congrats to Roglic on his greatest victory and also congrats to Bernal on a fantastic long-range attack!
When I saw Ineos pushing hard on Colleda Llomena and recalled Bernal's recent interview I felt big things are about to happen. Bernal's attack was brutal and only Roglic followed. They gained 45 seconds pretty quickly, it was a very intense effort from both guys, some distance above anaerobic threshold. They gained even more on the wet descent (Bernal misjudged one curve but fortunately nothing happened to him, some guys from the chasing group fell down including the leader) and increasing the gap to 1'30''. Primoz initially only followed the wheel but started helping Bernal when the road got flatter. They initially increased the gap to over 2' but started losing it before Covadonga (it came back to 1'30''). This flat part was very difficult for the duo. Especially for Egan, who is smaller and generates less watts. He went too deep for his capacities and payed for it on the Covadonga. I feel sorry for him, he was definitely a hero and made the race today and I wanted him to reach the podium. Primoz didn't accelerate hard, it was the Colombian who couldn't maintain the pace. From then on Roglic was closing on most epic victory in his life in a dramatic scenery of rainy and cloudy mountains. Chapeau bas!