Primoz Roglic to skip time trial to focus on World Championships road race
Aug 29 2018 08:48 pm CET

Primoz Roglic to skip time trial to focus on World Championships road race
Primoz Roglic to skip time trial to focus on World Championships road race
Photo of Primoz Roglic © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic has confirmed that he will skip the time trial of the World Championships to focus on the road competition.

The Slovenian is doing altitude training and has confirmed to the organisation of the World Championships that he will only ride the road event. "I took the decision about ten days ago because I had some problems with my elbow after the Tour (de France)," he explained.

"I had a stone it in after a crash, which I had removed. A week later it was inflamed so I had to have it opened up again. I still haven’t ridden my TT bike, so I can’t really train to get a good result. I will (only) start when I can fight for a win, so I won’t do it."

Roglic has had an outstanding season with victories at the Tour de Romandie, the Tour of the Basque Country, the Tour of Slovenia and in two stages of the Tour de France, and will try to take the victory at the World Championships. "I will do the Road Race; it will be a challenge but I like it - it’s a really long race and a lot of things will happen for sure," the Slovenian explained.

"I’ve never really raced a World Championships (Road Race) for a result before and like I said it will be a challenge. It’s a really hard course, especially the last climb. It will be a fight to go over it when we hit it for the last time. I rode it three times today and it was tough."




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