Primož Roglič: A ski jumper wants to win the Tour de France

Not only Tadej Pogačar is again a contender, but also his compatriot Primož Roglič could win the 109th Tour de France. The Slovenian, 32, also impressed hill icon Toni Innauer. It would be a telemark on the Champs Élysées.

Copenhagen. When the 109th edition of the tour rolls off today with an individual time trial, the scene will of course be looking at the defending champions Tadej Pogačar. The Slovenian steps in to claim the third Tour victory in a row. Of course, in addition to admiration, there is always skepticism and trained opponents. And just one compatriot to whom Pogačar has already inflicted bitter defeats on Tour could challenge him for victory this year: Primož Roglič.

The 32-year-old from Zagorje ob Savi is no longer just a promise. Three Vuelta victories, Olympic gold in Tokyo, stage wins in all tours or successes in day trips such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège-Paris-Nice or the “Critérium du Dauphiné” are very big achievements. What he, the former ski jumper and junior world champion, is still missing is the triumph in the “Maillot Jaune” on the Champs Élysées.

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