Primoz Roglic: It's my dream to win the Tour de France

Primoz Roglic in the red leader's jersey on the final stage of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana
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Primoz Roglic is yet to officially confirm his plans for 2020, but he indicated he might focus on the Tour de France, saying it's now his "dream" to win La Grande Boucle, and suggesting that the Giro d'Italia is better suited to his future teammate at Jumbo-Visma, Tom Dumoulin.

Having finished just outside the podium at the Tour in 2018, Roglic came of age as a Grand Tour rider this year, placing third at the Giro d'Italia before winning the Vuelta a España later in the year. With victories at the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Giro dell'Emilia and the Tre Valli Varesine, he finished the year as the number-one ranked rider in the world.

Yet Roglic's status within his own team is far from clear cut, given the arrival in 2020 of Dumoulin – winner of the 2017 Giro and a home star for the Dutch team. Factor in Steven Kruijswijk, who finished third at this year's Tour de France, and Jumbo-Visma have both the luxury of one of the strongest Grand Tour arsenals and the headache of deciding how to divide their resources.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.