Roglič at the 2018 Tour of Britain
|Full name||Primož Roglič|
|Born||29 October 1989|
Trbovlje, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)|
|Current team||Team Jumbo–Visma|
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. 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.
Adria Mobil (2013–2015)
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.
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, 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. 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.
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. He won stage 17 of the race 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.
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.
- 1st Croatia–Slovenia
- 1st Stage 2 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
- 3rd Overall Sibiu Cycling Tour
- 1st Overall Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Overall Tour of Slovenia
- 1st Stage 3
- 1st Mountains classification Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
- 2nd Overall Tour of Croatia
- 4th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
- 1st Stage 5
- 1st 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
- 1st Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 1st Stage 17 Tour de France
- 2nd 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
- 1st Overall Tour of the Basque Country
- 1st Points classification
- 1st Stage 4 (ITT)
- 1st Overall Tour de Romandie
- 1st 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
- 1st Overall UAE Tour
- 1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 6
- 1st Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
General classification results timeline
|Grand Tour general classification results|
|Tour de France||—||38||4|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—|
|Major stage race general classification results|
|Volta a Catalunya||44||—||—|
|Tour of the Basque Country||—||5||1|
|Tour de Romandie||—||3||1|
|Critérium du Dauphiné||—||—||—|
|Tour de Suisse||—||—||—|
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