Primož Roglič

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Primož Roglič
2018 Tour of Britain stage 8 - race third place Primoz Roglic.JPG
Roglič at the 2018 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full namePrimož Roglič
Born (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 29)
Trbovlje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2013–2015Adria Mobil
2016–LottoNL–Jumbo
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
2 individual stages (2017, 2018)
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2016)

Stage races

Tirreno–Adriatico (2019)
Tour of the Basque Country (2018)
Tour de Romandie (2018)
UAE Tour (2019)
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) is a Slovenian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[1] Roglič started his career as a ski jumper but then shifted to cycling.

Career[edit]

Ski jumping[edit]

Born in Trbovlje, Roglič is a former ski jumper who competed from 2003 to 2011, and was the Junior World Ski Jumping champion in 2007.[2] He set his personal best at 183 metres (600 feet) 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]

Adria Mobil (2013–2015)[edit]

Roglič took up cycling in 2012, after quitting 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 his 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]

LottoNL–Jumbo (2016–present)[edit]

2016[edit]

At his first year at World Tour level, Roglič showed his talent straight away when placing 5th overall at the Volta ao Algarve. Just one month later he finished 2nd on stage 7 at the Volta a Catalunya, when he lost the sprint to Alexey Tsatevich. Roglič started in the 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, a 40.5-kilometre (25.2-mile) individual time trial in Chianti. That came as a surprise for many as Roglič had to use his spare bike because his bike did not meet the UCI requirements. This meant he did not manage to get his cycle computer onto his spare bike in time for the start. It was therefore hard for Roglič to know how much time he had left of the stage, and what his watt numbers were. Just two weeks after finishing the Giro d'Italia, Roglič won the Slovenian National Time Trial Championships. In 2016 he finished 10th in the Time trial at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2017[edit]

Roglič on his way to winning Stage 17 of the 2017 Tour de France.

In the 2017 season Roglič started out by winning the Volta ao Algarve overall. One month later he finished 4th overall in Tirreno–Adriatico. At the Tour of the Basque Country, Roglič won two stages, stages 4 and 6 – the latter of which was an individual time trial – and finished 5th overall. It did not take long before he got another win; at the end of April, Roglič participated in the Tour de Romandie, where he won the individual time trial on stage 5, en route to 3rd overall. As his last preparation race for the Tour de France, he won the prologue of the Ster ZLM Toer, and finished 2nd overall.

In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 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 had also collected so many points on the climbs that he finished 2nd in the Mountains classification. At the World Championships in Bergen, he targeted the individual time trial, which finished on Mount Floyen, a 3-kilometre (1.9-mile) climb averaging 9%. He finished 2nd in the event behind Tom Dumoulin.[10]

2018[edit]

Roglič (left) on Stage 19 of the 2018 Tour de France

The 2018 season showed Roglič's potential in the stage races and grand tours. He managed to win the general classification in the Tour of the Basque Country, the Tour de Romandie and the Tour of Slovenia. During the early stages of the Tour de France Roglič managed to avoid the crashes and mechanical issues that many other GC riders fell victim to putting him in position to compete with the elite riders of Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and Richie Porte among others. He was able to stay with the elite riders through the high mountains answering nearly every attack to the point that after he attacked on the descent and won stage 19 of the race he was in a podium position in 3rd place overall, behind only Thomas and Dumoulin. Roglič finished the Tour with a 4th place finish, after Froome was able to regain a podium position.

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
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 5 (TTT)
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Stage 19
6th Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
7th Giro dell'Emilia
2019
1st Jersey red.svg Overall UAE Tour
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 6
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Tirreno–Adriatico

General classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 58
A yellow jersey Tour de France 38 4
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Major stage race general classification results
Race 2016 2017 2018 2019
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 52 4 29 1
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (20 January 2016). "Former ski jumper Primož Roglič on domestique duty at Tour Down Under". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Primoz Roglic - Planica 2007 (upadek) on YouTube
  4. ^ Primoz Roglic-Planica 2007 HORRIBLE CRASH (Better qualitty) on YouTube
  5. ^ Woodpower, Zeb (20 January 2016). "Former ski jumper Primož Roglič on domestique duty at Tour Down Under". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Tom Dumoulin wins Apeldoorn time trial". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  8. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  9. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Stage 17". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  10. ^ "First Worlds medal for Roglic". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2019.

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