Getting ready for the Tour de France! Primoz Roglic joins Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert in Tignes for altitude training

All of the main favourites for the Tour de France are finetuning and putting in their last weeks of work to be as best as possible for the Grand Depart in Florence. Primoz Roglic has made the trip to an altitude camp in Tignes where he will stay for approximately two weeks, and he joins his former teammates Jonas Vingegaard in the area.

Possibly even the same hotel; as it is common for example in Mount Teide (Tenerife, Spain) that the best teams in the world shared the same hotel in preparation for the Tour de France in such an isolated location. Often Team Sky had their men up there in May and June, but currently teams opt with more central based locations for altitude camps such as Sierra Nevada, Livigno and of course, Tignes in the French Alps.

The latter is a frequent host of Team Visma | Lease a Bike's riders and since the end of May, Jonas Vingegaard has been up there with a few team staff. He was then joined by Wout van Aert who will likely also officialize the change of plans and race the Grand Boucle; and Christophe Laporte who abandoned the Giro d'Italia early. The likes of Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss, after the Criterium du Dauphiné, are also making the trip to the French ski station.

But the Visma riders will also have the company - at least to a certain degree - of their former teammate Primoz Roglic. In a picture taken by Nicolas Gachet, it is possible to see the BORA - hansgrohe training in the area, which is still quite cold and with snow present around the road. Whilst it is not ideal climate preparation for the Tour de France which takes place in the warm summer every year, it's proximity to the cycling-popular cities of Nice, Monaco and the location of many of the Tour's key stages makes it an ideal location to put in the final serious training sessions for some.

Roglic was said to be alone, but will certainly be joined by a few teammates in the coming days. He is just off the back of a GC win at the Criterium du Dauphiné where he won two mountain stages, but struggled quite a bit on the final day and only managed to save his yellow jersey for a few seconds.

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