The best enters the scene

Primoz Roglic, Velo d'Or 2020 with 12 victories including La Vuelta and Liege, starts in Paris-Nice the path towards his great goal: to win the Tour.


Primoz Roglic, the best cyclist of last year, in which he was awarded the Golden Bicycle for his 12 victories (Vuelta and Liège included), enters the scene from today in Paris-Nice. The Jumbo leader begins a season in which his main objective will be to make him forget the only blur of his huge 2020, winning the Tour de France, which he missed on the penultimate day at the hands of Tadej Pogacar. "I've been watching teammates race in races like the UAE Tour and I couldn't wait to start racing."

For this, and after a thorough preparation in the Canary Islands "which has gone as planned", he makes his debut very close to those Champs Elysees that he longs to conquer, in the first stage of this Sunday (15:10, Eurosport1) of the so-called Carrera del Sol, which takes place on a circuit on the outskirts of Paris. First opportunity for its tuning in competition, after a winter with only one goal: "I want to progress more in each area" .

For the Slovenian, a voracious rider capable of winning almost on any terrain and taking a big one as difficult as La Vuelta with four stage victories, he seems to have his only Achilles heel in the third week of the majors. The defeat against Pogacar in the Tour and the hardships of the penultimate stage against Carapaz in La Vuelta seem to have surrounded him with a reputation for going from more to less, which does not interest a cyclist who aspires to win the big ones that he disputes.The first step must be taken in a Paris-Nice, the last race that was held in 2020 before the stoppage due to the pandemic, which will feature another star like Tao Geoghegan Hart, winner of the last Giro. Ion Izagirre, Fraile and Luisle, escorting Vlasov in Astana, De la Cruz in UAE and a Movistar led by the signing Gregor Mühlberger, Spanish representation.

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