Primoz Roglic: It's been a long season but Il Lombardia is still important for me

MILAN ITALY OCTOBER 06 LR Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma and Adam Yates of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers compete in the breakaway during the 102nd MilanoTorino 2021 a 190km race from Magenta to Torino Superga 669m MilanoTorino on October 06 2021 in Milan Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) battles with Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at Milano-Torino (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Primož Roglič heads up a strong Jumbo-Visma squad for Saturday's Il Lombardia, where the Slovenian will look to take the second Monument victory of his career following the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Roglič, who finished seventh at the race in his last participation two years ago, will be joined by Tour de France runner-up Jonas Vingegaard, George Bennett, and Steven Kruijswijk in Como. Koen Bouwman, Lennard Hofstede, and Sam Oomen complete the Dutch team's seven-man selection for the final WorldTour race of 2021.

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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix