Primoz Roglic, resident of the area, was set to ride the Monaco Criterium on the 27th of November alongside several other pro riders including Tadej Pogacar, however that will have to wait as he is still recovering from his shoulder injury.
"To be honest, I'm sorry that I won't be able to race," Roglič said in an interview with Beking. "The first edition, last year, was a success and gave us a lot of excitement in general. Watching Formula 1, I always dreamed of one day racing at such an iconic circuit and I finally got to do it - even if only on a bicycle."
He is present however in the event's bubble, in an effort to raise awareness to charity, more specifically focused in road safety. "I am very sensitive to projects related to charities. I also have a foundation in my name that is dedicated to helping the less fortunate," Roglic said in a recent press release.
"It is essential to set a good example. The very first thing that children should learn is to obey the traffic rules and to show mutual respect towards each other. Good education is more crucial than ever. Children are the future and we must take good care of them to care," he concluded.