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21 things you didn’t know about Primož Roglič

21 things you didn’t know about Primož Roglič

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Date of Birth 29/10/1989
Nationality Slovenian
Born Trbovlje
Nickname Rogla
Height 1.77 metres
Weight 65 kg
Resides Monaco
Partner Lora Klinc
Turned pro 2013
Team Jumbo-Visma
Bike Cervélo S5
UCI wins 35
Stage race wins 11
Grand Tour stage wins 16
Twitter @rogla
Instagram @primozroglic

Jumbo-Visma’s Primož Roglič is currently one of the biggest names in the men’s WorldTour peloton, and has 17 stage victories across all three Grand Tours to his name.

The Slovenian has won the Vuelta a España on three occasions, and has won a plethora of stage races across his hugely successful career, including at Tirreno-Adriatico, Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya.

Back in the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, Roglič also won gold in the men’s individual time trial.

In 2023, he’s targeting overall victory at the Giro d’Italia

Primoz Roglic

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1. He attended an economics school in Kranj, Slovenia before attending the faculty of Organisational Sciences.  Although Roglič never finished his diploma.

2. Did you know that before beginning his cycling career, Roglič was a professional ski jumper?  Of course you did! But did you know he was Junior World Team event champion in 2007? 

3. OK, so you maybe also knew that last one but what about this? The Slovenian also has two continental cup wins, the second highest level of international ski jumping, and his best ever distance was 185 metres at a competition in Planica, Slovenia.

4. Roglič suffered a nasty crash while ski jumping in 2007, and would retire from the sport four years later for good.

5. He has previously been skiing at Monte Lussari, the site of the mountain time trial in the third week of the 2023 Giro.

6. Roglič was fairly late to professional cycling, only turning pro with Adria Mobil in 2013 aged 23.

7. His first professional win as a cyclist came in 2014 at the Tour d’Azerbaïdjan.

8. One of his first coaches was former Slovenian professional rider Andrej Hauptman.

Primoz Roglic

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9. In 2017, Roglič became the first ever Slovenian to win a stage of the Tour de France.

10. He then set another record two years later, becoming the first Slovenian to win one of cycling’s Grand Tour’s when he took his first Vuelta a España victory.

11. He was also the first Slovenian to wear the yellow jersey of the race leader at the Tour, finishing second to compatriot Tadej Pogačar.

12.  In recent years, the Slovenian has been seen on podiums across the sport demonstrating his now famous Telemark celebration….

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