Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic are no strangers to each other but in 2024 they'll face themselves under different conditions. The compatriots will both be racing against Jumbo-Visma this time around as Roglic is set to lead a new team that will fight for the biggest wins.
“For me, it’s gonna be the same, but for Roglič it will be even better at Bora, and it opens the competition more because he split with Jumbo. So now there is Jumbo and also Bora, so it’s a bigger competition," Pogacar told GCN in a recent interview.
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After the Vuelta a Espana Roglic understood that he would not have the freedom to fight for a Tour de France title as a sole leader and decided to move away from the Dutch team. BORA - hansgrohe offered him a huge contract and a team that has strong climbers present already, and will make for good competition. Alongside Pogacar and Roglic, Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel are also among those who will likely aim for the yellow jersey in July.
“I’m really sad that we lost some really good riders, but on the other hand, we also gained really good riders, so I would say it’s a super good team," Pogacar assures. "We already met each other in October and it was fantastic. I would say it’s a super team."