Cycling | 17 juni 2018

Roglic wins Tour of Slovenia after victory in time trial

Primoz Roglic has won the Tour of Slovenia for the second time in his career. The 28-year-old Slovenian did this in style by winning the queen stage and the concluding time trial in Novo Mesto. For Roglic, who already won the Tour of Slovenia in 2015, it’s his seventh victory of the season. As a result, he increased Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s victory tally to nineteen in 2018.

Roglic, who will start his second Tour de France in a month, was outstanding in the twenty-one kilometre long time trial. He was about thirty seconds faster than Jan Tratnik. Due to his time trial victory, LottoNL-Jumbo will head home with three stage wins and the overall win.

“The result is perfect. I’m very happy that I’ve been able to win here for my home crowd. But this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my teammates and fans. My fans were great all week. This victory is also for them. It’s a week I’ll never forget”, Roglic said. 

“For me, the Tour of Slovenia has been an ideal race in the build-up to the Tour de France”, Roglic continued. “The Tour begins in three weeks and this race was perfect to get the intensity back in the legs. The upcoming weeks will mainly consist of training and resting and hopefully I’m ready for the Tour. But for now, I’ll enjoy my victory.”

Earlier this season, Roglic won the Vuelta al Pais Vasco and the Tour de Romandie.