Primoz Roglic opens up about defeat at the Tour de France

Team Jumbo-Visma rider Slovenias Primoz Roglic wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey crosses the finish line at the end of the 20th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race a time trial of 36 km between Lure and La Planche des Belles Filles on September 19 2020 Photo by Christophe Ena POOL AFP Photo by CHRISTOPHE ENAPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Primož Roglič has spoken at length about losing the 2020 Tour de France to Tadej Pogačar in the final time trial, describing defeat as “brutal, devastating” but also insisting he has shaken off the disappointment and is looking forward to another season of training and preparation for the Tour de France.

“Defeat was brutal, devastating. But more for the people around me than for me. I’m someone who likes to keep moving forward, I don’t get hung up on a result,” Roglič told French newspaper L’Equipe while in the ski resort of Tignes during the holidays and into early January. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.