Primož Roglič

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Primož Roglič
Tour de France 2017, roglic (36124022596).jpg
Roglič at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Full name Primož Roglič
Born (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 28)
Trbovlje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current team LottoNL–Jumbo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber, Time-trialist
Professional team(s)
2013–2015 Adria Mobil
2016– LottoNL–Jumbo
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2017)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)

Stage races

Tour of the Basque Country (2018)
Tour de Romandie (2018)
Tour of Slovenia (2015, 2018)
Volta ao Algarve (2017)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2016)

Primož Roglič (born 29 October 1989 in Trbovlje) is a Slovenian racing cyclist currently riding for LottoNL–Jumbo.[1] Roglič started his career as a ski jumper but then shifted to cycling.

Career[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Roglič is a former ski jumper who competed from 2003–2011, and was the Junior World Ski Jumping champion in 2007.[2] He set his personal best at 183 metres (600 ft) at Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze flying hill in Oberstdorf, Germany in 2011. He suffered a crash in front of his home crowd in 2007 at the Letalnica bratov Gorišek ski flying hill in Planica, Slovenia.[3][4]

Road cycling[edit]

Roglič took up cycling in 2012, after quiting ski jumping, because he felt it was too hard to be at the highest level of the sport. Roglič quickly made the jump to paid levels for the 2013 season with the continental Adria Mobil team. After three seasons with the team a successful 2015 season, including a win at the 2015 Tour of Slovenia, got him a contract to ride with LottoNL–Jumbo for the next season. [5]

Roglič started in the 2016 Giro d'Italia,[6] where he surprised with a second place in the opening time trial in Apeldoorn, being only one hundredth of a second slower than winner Tom Dumoulin.[7] He won the 9th stage, 40.5 km. individual time trial in Chianti. In 2016 he finished 10th in the Time trial at Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[8] He won stage 17 of the race[9] becoming the first Slovenian to win a stage of the Tour de France. He later won silver at that year's UCI Road World Championships time trial.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2014
1st Croatia–Slovenia
1st Stage 2 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
3rd Overall Sibiu Cycling Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Mountains classification
2015
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
1st Stage 2
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey white dots on green.svg Mountains classification Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2nd Overall Tour of Croatia
4th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 5
2016
1st MaillotEslovenia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 9 (ITT) Giro d'Italia
4th Overall Tour du Poitou Charentes
5th Overall Volta ao Algarve
7th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
10th Time trial, Olympic Games
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 17 Tour de France
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st Prologue
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
5th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 4 & 6 (ITT)
5th Road race, National Road Championships
2018
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Jersey green 2.svg Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Stages 4 & 5 (ITT)
1st Stage 3 Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 58
A yellow jersey Tour de France 38 IP
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Major stage race general classification results
Race 2016 2017 2018
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 52 4 29
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya 44
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country 5 1
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie 3 1
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse

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