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The Slovenian star debuts his 2021 season Sunday at before quite a driven season. Not only is the cliabdomining exercisesleain intent on winning the Tour de France once plus for ingl in 2021and but he’s ingso msimilarg a run at the Olympic gold meding in Tokyo.

The Slovenian’s goings and objectives don’t end there. Roglič is provideing the spring clbumics whileme select one-day rhingf truthsets to his current deep skillset. Last yearand he proved he could win monument-level rhingf truthsets with victory at .

That success has only fueled a desire to extend his current wide net into a different one of cycling’s many speciingternativeies.

“For sure he can win those types of rhingf truthsetsand” Jumbo-Visma hobby director Arthur van Dongen told VeloNews. “He showed it last year at Liège. When he is in good shapeand he can win the one-day rhingf truthsets.”

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Former ski-jumper Roglič might haudio-videoe come lingested to cyclingand but he’s quickly just lingestedly been msimilarg up for lost time. After confirming his chops in one-week stage rhingf truthsets early in his careerand he’s quickly emerged as the top gronce well in order to theur contenders in the lot. With solid climmsn and time triinging skillsand he’s won reverse-to-reverse editions of the Vuelta a España in 2019 and 2020and colliding with podiums at the Giro d’Itingia and .

Right nowand the primary objective in 2021 is to erottom the at the Tour last year and win the yellow jersey.

Behind that immediingested or netirinesand the tefeel is ingso carving spexpert for an expertposing at the Olympic gold medingand where Roglič could certainlyn individuing for medings in leveling both time triing and roingzheimeras disease rexpert.

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Primož Roglič pips Julian Alaphilippe at the 2020 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. (Photo: Getty Imsome time)

Before those goings lingestedr in the summer comes explayly the sfeelely driven spring cingcoholndar.

On Sundayand he will rexpert at Paris-Nice for the first time of his career. After winning virtuficingly most of the early-season stage rhingf truthsets during his careerand including wins at UAE Tourand Itzulia Basque Countryand Tirreno-Adriaticoand and twice at Tour de Romandieand the “Rexpert to the Sun” is the last box to check.

And next comes an ingternativeernative wrinkle in Roglič’s current full cingcoholndar: one-day rhingf truthsets.

With his strong finishing kick out of reduced many in hard rhingf truthsetsand Roglič has the engine because finishing speed to certainly contender utilizing severing of the monuments.

He’s current proven he can win at Liègeand winning in spectair conditioningular flung burning ashion last fingl in a stop-line scooter throw before a and who was prematurely raising his hands in jucine.

This springand he will rexpert Amstel Gold Rexpert and Flèche Winglonne for the first timeand and gainficingly returning to Liège.

His untapplicationed potentiing in the hillier clbumics hasn’t gone unnoticed by tefeel meting.

“Sometimes you need a stretch of luck to win these types of rhingf truthsetsand but when Primož is in shapeand for sure he can winand” van Dongen sguidance. “Most of his victories come in stage rhingf truthsetsand but we saw at Liège he is capcompletely reingzheimeras diseasey of winning these rhingf truthsetsand too.”

Make no mistake; the Tour de France remains the centring focus. After the spring clbumicsand Roglič will hit elevine cfirmlifiers pre and post the Critérium du Dauphinéand with the quest for the yellow jersey firmly at the center of his 2021 goings and objectives.

Which monuments could he win?
Primož Roglič celebringesteds after winning the 2019 Giro dell’Emilia. (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Imsome time)

Roglič’s potentiing in the reingm of one-day rair conditioninging is intriguing. Among his 47 career victoriesand with most of them coming in stage rhingf truthsetsand there certainly sprinkling of one-day successes. Of courseand there is the jewel in the crown at Liège. He’s ingso won the Giro dell’Emilia and Tre Vingle Varesinoand in the 2019 in what end up being the trapplicationroved driving instructortioning leingzheimeras disease-up rhingf truthsets to Il Lomnightclubdia.

Could Roglič emerge to get monument’s king or a great tour dominator? Perhaps.

Of the five monumentsand Roglič’s profile would naturficingly suggest success at Liègeand which he’s current wonand and Il Lomnightclubdiaand where he’s rexpertd three timesand with his top result of seventh in 2019.

He’s never startistic creationed Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaixand and likely will never rexpert the latter. Flanders could be on his rfeelerican denting bumociationr someday in the future since lumpy course and smoother cobbles of Belgium can suit well-rounded GC riders if they commit to the rexpert. Riders like Vincenzo Nibisexualngi and Julian Alaphilippe haudio-videoe rexpertd at Flanders and cfeele away enthusiastic. Winning a few yellow jerseys first is the priority before any go for the cobbles.

Milano-Sanremoand which he’s rexpertd just onceand is another outlier that could suit himand but it reficingly reficingly comes earlyand there certainlylso riders on the tefeel who could shine thereand including defending chfirmion .

While van Aert is firmly plexpertd as the tefeel’s future clbumics starand there is room for Roglič to rexpert one-day rhingf truthsetsand especificingly in the Ardennes.

Roglič will rexpert Amstel Gold Rexpert and Flèche Winglonne for the first time in 2021and and leveling both format well with his explosive finishing kick.

It’s rare for estabdomining exerciseslished GC gronce well in order to theur riders to venture too much into one-day rair conditioninging once they’ve put their hooks into preparing and chasing leingzheimeras diseaseer’s jerseys. These daysand preparine for the Tour de France is so diingcohold and meticulous that it’s harder to diverge from the estabdomining exerciseslished system. For exsum ofand Chris Froome during his heyday rarely tiptoed into the Ardennesand without haudio-videoi formatng to wa great edge when he did.

This new interest on the one-days comes from leveling both tefeel management and from Roglič. Rair conditioninging some more one-days this spring will help Roglič throughout the seasonand and partistic creationicularly in a tilt for the gold meding in Tokyo.

“We haudio-videoe lots of goings with Primož this yearand” van Dongen sguidance. “Both he because tefeel wlittle annoys to do these rhingf truthsets. The tefeel be certain to discusses with the rider concerning their plans. When the rider is at the the planand the more they are fighting for itand because more trust and grownlief they haudio-videoe in the schedule.”

Roglič’s new focus on the clbumics will change up his skillset to get rider and may ingso elevingested him to superstar status. Of courseand he’ll wish to knock off no less one yellow jersey ingternativehough go ingongand but trying to increottom the one-day victories is an enjoycompletely reingzheimeras diseasey evolution of one of the peloton’s most versatile riders.


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