Fifty roglic

In Slovenian he has three victories this season with only seven days of competition. With his last triumph in Paris-Nice he reached 50 victories.


Primoz Roglic does not understand periods of adaptation or states of form. The Slovenian competes and gives prestige to each event in which he participates with his combative attitude, of not giving anything away on the asphalt. And usually he wins, above all, he wins. His numbers seem to improve each season, with the difficulty that this entails in a rider who in recent seasons has two victories in the Tour of Spain and podiums in the Tour and Giro. In this 2021, its results are devastating when it only adds ... seven days of competition!

The leader of the Jumbo-Visma began his calendar with this Paris-Nice, in which he has added a whopping three wins in seven stages. In addition, in all colors: attacking 3 km from the finish line to win alone, in a massive uphill sprint or with his classic final rush to leave behind the rest of the chosen ones a few meters from the goal. All of this allows Roglic to be the third most successful rider this season (see table), in addition to having reached the historic figure of 50 victories as a professional racer (16th with the most active victories). It should be noted that the two riders who appear today with more successes than the Slovenian in the season, accumulate more days of competition than him.

Except for a catastrophe of incalculable proportions, Roglic will tie this Sunday with Campos and Bennett as the rider with the most victories in 2021 by confirming the general of the 'Carrera del Sol'. The roadmap of the current number one in the UCI ranking in the coming months would go through the Tour of the Basque Country, the Ardennes classics (Amstel, Flecha and a Liege where he defends the title) and the Criterium du Dauphiné, as a prelude to the Tour de France. That is where the Slovenian has his gaze fixed after last year's blow to his compatriot Tadej Pogacar, who is also the leader in Tirreno-Adriatico. With the absence of runners like Egan Bernal and Remco Evenepoel, among others, the next Grande Boucle is presented as the 'Episode II' of their titanic rivalry ... 444 444

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