Having successfully added the Giro d'Italia to his previous Vuelta a Espana victories, just one Grand Tour is missing from Primoz Roglic's palmares. When asked about a possible return to France later this summer, he was giving nothing away.
"I would like to go home now, to let everything that happened sink in. And to spend time with my family," he replies when first asked by NOS during the celebrations in Amsterdam as Roglic and Jumbo-Visma were welcomed back to the Netherlands, Giro d'Italia trophy in hand. When pushed however he refuses to rule it out. "No. Maybe. I don't know. Who knows. I always say: you never know what will happen in life, what challenges and opportunities you will get."
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Reigning Tour de France champion and Primoz Roglic's Jumbo-Visma teammate, Jonas Vingegaard has been spending time at an altitude training camp in the Sierra Nevada. Whether Roglic will be able to go from achieving Giro d'Italia success straight to being an effective teammate/plan B in Paris remains to be seen.
According to the latest rumours, the Slovenian is set to renew his rivalry with Remco Evenepoel at the Tour de Suisse in his next race. As Roglic himself concludes, "I don't want to think about those kinds of questions now. First things first."