Primoz Roglic has for several years been one of the best and most successful stage-racers in the peloton. Despite his immense quality, a lot of his career is marked by crashes. However, he has recently won three Vuelta a Espana editions consecutively, showing his remarkable capability of riding Grand Tours at his best level.
Whilst in 2021 and 2022 his Tour de France stints came to an end because of crashes, in 2020 he was on the verge of taking the win until the final time-trial. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 he won the Vuelta a Espana, whilst in 2022 he was in second place when he abandoned in the final week due to a dramatic crash. At the Giro d'Italia, where he hasn't been present since 2019, he's finished third that year, and is the race where he made his GT debut, with a stage win back in 2016.
The Giro route in 2023 will feature almost 70 kilometers of individual time-trial and a final week that is absolutely packed with mountains. It will be a very tough edition, however the Tour de France route won't fall behind, with a route designed for the pure climbers. It will have only 22 kilometers of (mountainous) time-trialing, whilst the route heavily favours the climbers with stages throughout all mountain ranges in France. The Vuelta a Espana route is to be revealed on the 10th of January.
There has been a lot of debate on the choices of Jumbo-Visma for 2023. Although Jonas Vingegaard has stated his motivation to defend his Tour de France title, neither he, Roglic or Wout van Aert have confirmed any plans, and rumours have been sitting on a possible Giro presence for each. The Dutch team have a tricky puzzle to assemble.