Yes, Roglic is scheduled to ride the Tour de France this year
together with Gesink, Bennett, Groenewegen and the rest of the sprint clan. My guess is he will be stage hunting which is probably a good thing in his first tour. He still has to prove to be consistent for over a week.
This guy is really still a big '?'. Still can't figure out how strong he really is. He had some bad luck with the weather in the races where he was the team leader last year. And he had too many crashes last year. He might be GT material tough especially having his strong TT as a weapon.
Are you sure about the Tour? I'd like him to do the Giro again and try to be of more help to Kruijswijk than last year. His help in the high mountains was almost non existent. It was mainly because of his crashes...he crashed what, 4 or 5 times. And that's one of the most important thing for him IMO. To learn how to ride in a peloton in a GT day in and day out without being involved in a crash. I'm sure he improved in this aspect from the beginning of last year, but I'm not sure the nervous stages of the Tour are the right choice for him just yet.
Next I'd like him to show something in the high mountains. He'll ride Tirreno-Adriatico next month and the stage to Terminillo will be a nice test.
Also here is a quote from him after today's stage (from the team website):Roglic said that he is not a time trial specialist after the stage. It could surprise some given his time trial victory in the Giro d’Italia and the Slovenian national title.
"I do not have to be the best in time trials. I want to do everything possible to be good in the mountains and grow into a classification rider.”
This is the first time he says he wants to be a GC rider.