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Teams & Riders Everybody needs a little bit of Roglstomp in their lives

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Roglič in his KK Radenska colors just before turning pro and moving to KK Adria Mobil.

https://www.bicikel.com/novica/roglic-odhaja-v-profije-v-adrio-mobil


Then came stage 9 of Giro 2016.


La maglia rosa for the very first time at stage 1 of Giro 2019. The same edition finishing on a GT podium for the first time.


Giro we meet again!
 
My own interpretation is it's probably a decision for Rog himself to make, i.e. if he says post-Giro "I'll do the TdF" then JV will take him (form allowing, of course).

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize Vingegaard will be number one but Rog would still ride to stay as high up in GC as possible, i.e. a tactic JV often employ with a second rider.
 
Personally I lean more towards another Vuelta attempt in August (& a date with the Angliru because why not eh).

It's a schedule which would allow for optimal preparation for 2 GT's in the 2023 season, aka something he's not often been able to enjoy, i.e. he's often bounced into the Vuelta off the back of a crash in the TdF, or in a very tight calendar like during the 2020 season disrupted by Covid where the Vuelta started one month after the TdF ended.
 
He doesn't have his own thread, but I think working for and with Primož is such a big motivation for Jan Tratnik, that we are either gonna see him at his completely new best level and finally really fulfill the potential he promised before quickstep got hold of him and almost made him quit cycling, or he's gonna go overboard being too lean again just like in the quickstep episode.
But don't be surprised if Primož will have a July-van-Aert-like mountain locomotive for himself at disposal, you've heard it here first.
 
He doesn't have his own thread, but I think working for and with Primož is such a big motivation for Jan Tratnik, that we are either gonna see him at his completely new best level and finally really fulfill the potential he promised before quickstep got hold of him and almost made him quit cycling, or he's gonna go overboard being too lean again just like in the quickstep episode.
But don't be surprised if Primož will have a July-van-Aert-like mountain locomotive for himself at disposal, you've heard it here first.
You mean when he was on Quickstep for all of one season back in 2011? How is that at all relative today?
 
Personally I lean more towards another Vuelta attempt in August (& a date with the Angliru because why not eh).

It's a schedule which would allow for optimal preparation for 2 GT's in the 2023 season, aka something he's not often been able to enjoy, i.e. he's often bounced into the Vuelta off the back of a crash in the TdF, or in a very tight calendar like during the 2020 season disrupted by Covid where the Vuelta started one month after the TdF ended.

Yup, Primoz is able to fight for victory in 2 consecutive GTs so Giro-Vuelta double should be possible for him to do in peak form. If he wins both that would be a great achievement getting him to elite 5 GT wins.
 
You mean when he was on Quickstep for all of one season back in 2011? How is that at all relative today?
They were "forcing" him to lose too much weight and his body and performance did not respond well, it's relevant because I think he is approaching his leanest state since then.

to quote his "story" from his website:
What should have been two amazing years of gaining experience and finding his own space among the best cyclists in the world, turned out to be a downfall which would leave less determined cyclists devastated. With the aim to become a better climber, he was trying to lose a lot of weight, but his body did not respond well to this regime, and he was starting to lose his power, he was feeling unwell and empty and the results were just not there. This was one of the biggest lessons of his career: at that point in 2011, he was blindly following and trusting everything that was told to him and failed to listen to his body. How could it be good to have to lose weight down from 67kg to 57kg.

All the cruelty of this beautiful sport peaked in 2012 when Quickstep merged with Omega Pharma team and Jan was left without a place on the team. He returned to continental team Rog, where he was not paid, but rather was just given an opportunity to rebuild back from ground zero. The following year (2013) was not going any better and even the always determined Jan started to lose faith. There was only a dimmed glimmer of hope: becoming a European Road Champion under 23. He joined a continental team Tyrol Cycling, but things were not improving in the new environment. He was involved in several mass crashes and all this started to boil and the thought of ending the career was stuck more and more often on Jan’s mind.