OFFICIAL: Primoz Roglic signs with BORA - hansgrohe with ultimate goal of winning Tour de France

It is official. Primoz Roglic is leaving Jumbo-Visma and signing a two-year contract with BORA - hansgrohe. It is the culmination of a few weeks of ongoing discussions, the Slovenian is leaving Jumbo in search of a Tour de France victory.

Over the past few days the German team has been heavily hinted as Roglic's next destination, after pictures taken of him were tracked to a Red Bull center in Austria. Red Bull, a main sponsor of BORA - hansgrohe, is said to have a big role in this deal, helping with the financial costs of signing one of the world's best. Roglic has broken his contract with the Dutch team in good terms, in search of more freedom to chase his own individual goals.

This comes after this Vuelta a Espana, where Roglic finished third, behind his teammates Sepp Kuss and Jonas Vingegaard. Above finishing third, it was the agreed decision to conserve the American's lead after Roglic's attack on the Alto de l'Angliru on stage 17. The Slovenian had worked for and hoped for the Vuelta win, but the position he was put in was not one he wished would take place.

In 2020 Roglic came incredibly close to winning the Tour de France, and currently that is the only remaining Grand Tour that he has not captured. With Jonas Vingegaard the double defending champion and aiming for more Tours, the 33-year old decided to leave Jumbo-Visma despite still having years left in his contract. He aims to win the Tour and have sole team leadership, and he will have that in BORA - where he can also find great support in the mountains in riders such as Jai Hindley, Aleksandr Vlasov, Cian Uijtdebroeks and more.

On the table is one of the biggest deals in the history of cycling. It is reported that Roglic signed a two-year contract with BORA until the end of the 2025 season and will be having a salary of €5.5 million. Additionally, although Jumbo-Visma allowed the departure of one of it's leaders, it asked for a clause to break the contract of €3 million which was reportedly also payed.

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