Primoz Roglic kicks off 2021 campaign at Paris-Nice

SAINTCYRLECOLE FRANCE MARCH 07 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma during the 79th Paris Nice 2021 Stage 1 a 166km stage from SaintCyrlEcole to SaintCyrlEcole ParisNice on March 07 2021 in SaintCyrlEcole France Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Primož Roglič of Jumbo-Visma began his 2021 season at Paris-Nice (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Paris-Nice may be Primož Roglič's first race of the 2021 season, but everyone has the Jumbo-Visma leader tagged as the favourite for victory in the 79th edition of the Race to the Sun.

“It’s the start of the season for me, my first race this year, and it’s also the first time that I’ve done Paris-Nice,” Roglič said just before lining up at the start of the opening stage in Saint-Cyr-L’École under what were atypically bright and clear skies for the opening days of the French stage race. 

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).