Roglič, from Slovenia, has been number one ranked road cyclist on the UCI World Ranking for the past year and rides for Team Jumbo-Visma. The 2020 season proved to be his most successful and dramatic in an incredible cycling career so far, since he switched from ski jumping to two wheels. 2020 season included some incredible moments.
So close at the Tour de France
The 2020 Tour de France started in Nice on 29th August, for 22 teams and 176 riders, with the last stage in Paris, along the Champs Elysees on Sunday 20th September, covering 3,484 kilometers. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) also from Slovenia, won a dramatic shoot out with fellow countryman, Primož, to became the Tour’s youngest winner for 111 years. Roglič held the yellow jersey for 13 days but was overhauled by Pogačar in a dramatic final stage. For Adria Mobil’s home country of Slovenia, this was a remarkable triumph, having two fellow nationals racing head-to-head in the world’s most coveted road cycling race.
Winning at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
"Two weeks later Primož, was back at it, in Liege. This race was decided in an extraordinary five-man sprint to the finishing line, with Roglič pipping Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe in the closest of photo-finishes, some respected cycling observers called the ‘’closest photo finish of all time."
Crowned champion again in Spain.
La Vuelta 2020, 2,892 kms over 18 stages from 10th October, finishing in Madrid on 11th November. Roglič, was imperious in an epic race, leading from the front. Showing grit and determination the finale came down to a solo battle with Richard Carapaz of Ecuadora on the penultimate hill stage. On the final day into Madrid, he clinched the title, with the narrowest winning margin since 1984.
Primoz Roglic, 2021 Olympic Gold Medal Winner,
Men’s Road Cycling Individual Time Trial.
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