Roglic: Grand Tour bids will only end 'if I stop liking riding them'

Milano - Torino 2021 - 102nd Edition - Magenta - Torino Superga 190 km - 06/10/2021 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Primoz Roglic wins Milano-Torino in 2021 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Third time lucky? After the brutal disappointments of losing the 2020 Tour de France on the last day and then quitting injured mid-way through the race in 2021, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) is set to make the same event the central target of his season again in 2022.

For all his repeat misfortune in the Tour de France in the last few years, Roglič has developed a cast-iron reputation for bouncing back from sporting disappointments with a vengeance, and so it's unsurprising that he shows no sign of wanting to skip cycling's top event. The 2021 Olympic Gold medallist will also test his luck in an impressively broad range of races, varying in 2022 from Paris-Nice, the Ardennes Classics and Milan-San Remo and likely through to the Vuelta a España in late summer.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.