Roglic targets Giro d'Italia victory in 2019

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Primoz Roglic has become the latest overall contender to confirm that he will compete in the 2019 Giro d’Italia . He will lead a strong Jumbo-Visma squad at the corsa rosa before supporting Steven Kruijswijk at the Tour de France in July. The Slovenian has ridden the Giro on one previous occasion, winning the Chianti time trial in 2016, his first season at WorldTour level. He finished 58th overall in what was his Grand Tour debut but will return to the Giro in 2019 with ambitions of final overall victory. Roglic confirmed his Giro participation during the 2019 Jumbo-Visma team presentation in Veghel, the Netherlands on Friday. “As soon as we know the starting list, there will undoubtedly be four or five riders who can win the pink jersey. We believe Primoz can do the same,” said Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman. “This influences our entire organisation. On all possible ...

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