Is Primoz Roglic Worth All The Hype At Vuelta a España?

The Jumbo-Visma rider will have to put in much more efforts if he wishes to overtake Remco Evenepoel.
Primoz Rogilic

Primož Roglič has been making it to the highlights very frequently at the current Vuelta a España. He has been chasing the race leader, Remco Evenepoel ( Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) since day one at the event. With just 6 stages to go, he sits at 1:34 behind Evenepoel. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Stage 15 of the tour has proven to be hard for the rider. In his own words:

It was hard, eh. It’s a big climb

The climb on stage 15 at the Sierra Nevada was steep at first before it leveled off, which made it all the more difficult. Things did not go as planned for Jumbo-Visma. Unfortunately, if not greater but still Evenepoel was at a level with Rogilic. Rogilic was visibly struggling on the climb. Although, he could have launched an attack when Miguel Ángel López sprinted his way to gain a lead on the group of 4 riders including Evenepoel. The fact that he chose not to do so does say something about how he was feeling. Rogilic admitted that:

Actually, I didn’t really feel good,But at the end, I still managed to come through and I’m happy with that

Instead of fighting Evenepoel at the Sierra Nevada, Rogilic chose to defend. This decision can cost him a great deal at the upcoming races. Rogilic may as well say goodbye to his dreams of taking the victory but there is no harm in trying. Things may not seem to be in his favor yet, but he is working his way towards his ultimate goal. He gained fifteen seconds in his chase of Evenepoel, which may give Rogilic a promising start after the rest day. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Primož Roglič is a Slovenian professional cyclist, who is currently riding for the team Jumbo-Visma. His most highlighted wins have been at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Throughout his career, Rogilic has taken part in 11 tours, of which he has participated in the Vuelta 4 times Unfortunately, Rogilic had to opt out of the Tour de France 2022 after he complained of pain resulting from a crash. Nonetheless, Rogilic ranks 42 in UCI World and 3rd in the PCS Ranking.

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